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-- winds are. real services on the troubled east coast main line ad to be brought back under public control. i north korea threatens to pull out of next week ‘s summit with president tramp if united "a rotten corporate culture". mps deliver withering criticism of the collapsed construction firm carillion. coming up on afternoon live, all the sport. whew, we're going to have the england world cup squad announced by gareth southgate. good afternoon
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ben, within the next hour or so we should hear the exact 23 man party to go to the world cup in russia and whether there are any shocks and surprises, i will be with you as soon as it is announced. any shocks in the build—up to the royal wedding in the build—up to the royal wedding in the weather? so far, so good. the story today is a cooler, breezy, cloudy or one, more sunshine to the north and west and i will have more on the wedding throughout the afternoon. we have more on the wedding right now. also coming up, starring roles for prince george and princess charlotte at their uncle's wedding this weekend, but it remains unclear whether meghan markle‘s dad will be coming. hello, this is afternoon live. i'm ben brown.
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one of britain's biggest rail lines is to be brought back under public control. the east coast main line between london and edinburgh had been run by stagecoach and virgin trains — they're being stripped of their franchise next month. the decision was announced to the commons by the transport secretary chris grayling. the new railway will be a public—private partnership, renamed london and north eastern railway — and there will be no changes to train services — with timetables staying the same. this is how mr grayling revealed his decision to mps. i will terminate virgin trains east coast contract on the 24th ofjune 2018. i plan to use a period of operator last resort control to shape the new partnership. so on the second day, we will start with the launch of the new long—term brand for the east coast main line through the recreation of one of britain's iconic rail brands, the london and north eastern railway, the lner. the team that has been working for me since last autumn to form the operator last resort will take immediate control of
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passenger services. they will then begin the task of working with network rail to bring together the teams operating the track and trains on the lner network. i am creating a new board with an independent chair to oversee the operation of the lner route and will work with my department to build the new partnership. it will have representatives of both the train operating team and network rail, as well as independent members who will importantly ensure the interests of other operators on this route are ta ken into account. i will appoint interim chair shortly and then begin the recruitment process for a appointment. when it is fully formed, mr speaker, the new lner operation will be a partnership between the public and private sectors. in all circumstances, ownership of the infrastructure will remain in the public sector but i believe the railway is at its strongest when it is a genuine partnership between public and private. labour's shadow transport secretary andy mcdonald criticised
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the government's handling of the east coast rail franchise and told the commons the service should be nationalised. the announcement today is yet another monumental misjudgement to add to a growing list of miscalculations by this secretary of state. members across this house can be in no doubt, the bail out culture for the department for transport is alive and well. it's never been better. virgin stagecoach failed to deliver on their contracts on the east coast route. no problem. the government will step in and bail them out, kissing goodbye to the £2 billion virgin had previously agreed to pay. with me is our business correspondent, theo leggett. how did we get to this stage? this
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isn't even the first time the east coast main line has had this problem, all that franchise has been put into temporary public control. the issue here appears to that stagecoach and virgin bid a lot of money for the privilege of running it in 2015 and snp haven't been able to make the figures add up. they've been losing money, the transport secretary agrees that that cannot go on indefinitely and therefore the franchise is being taken under public control. it is called an operator of last resort under the supervision of the department for transport mobility after saw a temporary basis until, in a couple of yea rs' temporary basis until, in a couple of years' time, it comes as new public and private partnership, which is long—term objective of the department for transport. will it keep losing money? the point is it wasn't the railway losing the money, it was the people holding the franchise. there wasn't enough revenue coming in to make their figures add up taking into account
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what a bit to run franchise. chris grayling insists that it is not a failing railway and a financially viable one but wasn't working in the way it was set up. we can take a look at the new website. what does this say about the ideology of public versus private ownership of the railways, which is a political hot potato, labour says they should be renationalised. it is an example of how private ownership doesn't work? chris grayling would say the error lay with stagecoach and virgin forbidding too much and not being able to afford it. you say there was nothing wrong with privatised ra i lwa ys nothing wrong with privatised railways per se. labour argue differently, of course. what the government was to set up as a coronation of both. there is now an a cce pta nce coronation of both. there is now an acceptance that the current system, we have a state—controlled infrastructure operator, network
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rail, and private companies operate the trains themselves doesn't work. that's why almost as an experiment, the government is planning to turn it into a public—private partnership, is having the two coming together and running the railway jointly. briefly, this is a very important railway line, london to edinburgh. but from a passenger point of view, not much will change? the great new name and the new website, apart from that, the government insists that the timetable will remain the same and that prices won't change, it's just the livery and the logo, will have to wait and see. north korea has threatened to cancel next month's summit with president trump if washington continues to insist it give up its nuclear weapons unilaterally. earlier, it pulled out of this week's talks with south korea in protest at the resumption ofjoint military exercises with the us.
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paul adams has the latest. after weeks of positive signs, a hint on north korean television that all was not necessarily well. the announcer condemning planned military exercises in south korea as a provocation and warning that washington will have to think carefully about the fate of next month's planned summit. south korea's military exercises with us forces have long been a source of tension with the north. but this is not just about military tension with the north. but this is notjust about military exercises. a north korean statement accuses american officials of unbridled remarks provoking the other side. these include references to complete, verifiable and irreversible neutralisation and the abandonment of nuclear weapons first with compensation only coming afterwards. this, it says, is not an
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expression of intention to address theissue expression of intention to address the issue through dialogue. the statement objects to the example that they should follow the example of libya and gaddafi, who voluntarily gave up his nuclear weapons 15 years ago and it singles out donald trump's most hawkish advisor. we're looking at the libya model and what north korea itself as committed to previously. so is next month's summit in jeopardy? following the release of three americans held in the north, trump has high expectations. we want to denuclearise that entire peninsula. american officials thing to be taking the latest setback in their stride. we are operating under the idea and the notion that the president's meeting is going forward
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with chairman kim next month. last month, king john yin had other ways of getting america's attention. if last month's north south meeting suggested any of this would be easy, that notion has now been dispelled. bringing peace to the korean peninsula is a huge task and will ta ke peninsula is a huge task and will take more than two dramatic summits to achieve. we're getting some breaking news regarding the announcement of the england football team — let's cross straight to hugh woozencroft at the bbc sport centre for more details of who's in and who's been left out . always an important part of a
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world cup year, who is in the squad. we now have the 23 names, we can ta ke we now have the 23 names, we can take a look now. the 23 names that will be on that plane to russia... there are only six midfielders named. we can speak now to our sports correspondence. at wembley, a big time of year, are there any surprises in his squad? no major surprises in his squad? no major surprises that the name that will stand out to everyone is that of trent alexander arnold who has risen
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to prominence this season, only 19 yea rs to prominence this season, only 19 years old. an old head on young shoulders, it is fair to say, key to liverpool. it is likely here you will go as back—up with strength with kyle walker but that really will be a name to stand out. trent alexander arnold who is not featured fingers at all but did train with them past of the last squad. aside from him, ruben loftis cheek has made the cut. against germany of all teams in november, he was given man of the match that night. he then went through an injury period with crystal palace but he has made the cut and brought some creativity into
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that midfield area, which is depleted by the loss of chamberlain of liverpool through injury. arguably england's best player at the last tournament, mrs out, but he is on the stand—by list. the other names on the stand—by list, tom heaton, james kharkov ski, lewis cook of bournemouth, and as i said, adam miller lana. gary k hill comes back and missed out and buy chelsea but has won his place back with the blues towards the end of the season. he really is england's most experienced player that will be going to russia in what is a very young and inexperienced squad but gareth southgate said it was a young and exciting squad as england look to build towards the future. he will feel there not a great deal to lose at this tournament but a great deal to gain. the number of caps that
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this squad has on the whole is low but there is promise throughout this tea m but there is promise throughout this team and we look towards two friendlies, nigeria here at wembley on saturday the 2nd ofjune and five days later they face costa rica at the home of leeds united and then it is departing on to russia and then england get going on monday the 18th ofjune against tunisia. to further group matches against panama and belgium to wrap it up but gareth southgate has named his squad, the headline is trent alexander arnold art has made the cut and ruben to, a place for gary k hill. we heard you say there would be no place forjoe hart the goalkeeper orjack will show the midfielder, we now know the squad in full. that, ben is the england squad. we
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now know who will be on that plane. let's bring you now on the news of north korea threatening to cancel the summit if washington insists that north korea pull out its nuclear programme unilaterally. we can discuss this now byjoining from the south korean capital, a senior fellow for korean studies. what is going on here? what is north korea's game because they seem to be having
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a summitand game because they seem to be having a summit and are now going cold on it? i expect that we will see a lot of volatility around the us relationship between now and june 12 or whenever trump and kim finally meet. i think these statements are designed to put pressure on seoul and secondly to try and explore potential divisions within the trump administration, especially focused on mr bolton and mr pompeo. you think the north koreans are in a sense testing the white house and testing trump and the administration? this is absolutely a test. the north koreans would like to have an idea of how much trump wa nts to have an idea of how much trump wants the summit but i also think that in the process, they are exposing some of the big differences on how to define denuclearisation.
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they really will have to be resolved in the run—up to the summit through additional talks between north america —— north korea and american officials. what do north korea want if they do not want to neutralisation unilaterally?” if they do not want to neutralisation unilaterally? i think they're looking for a design process in nuclear weapons so accepting north korea as a nuclear weapon state and developing a relationship with north korea and then at some point ina with north korea and then at some point in a mutual process, disarm it and that's probably not going to go very far with this white house. i'm pretty sure that it would be hard for trump himself to swallow. is your hunch that this summit will still go ahead? i think that had the potential benefits are too big to
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expect that it won't happen for both leaders. the question is really how do we tie in the event with a process that can actually reached those objectives? thank you. with just three days to go until the royal wedding — kensington palace has announced that princess charlotte will be among six bridesmaids at the marriage of her uncle prince harry and meghan markle on saturday. prince george will be one of four page boys. there's still no official word on whether meghan's father, thomas, will attend the wedding and walk his daughter down the aisle. 0ur correspondent angus crawford is in windsor. still unclear who is going to be walking meghan down the aisle but it is looking increasingly unlikely that her father will make it to britain? indeed. hard facts on this
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story very difficult to find. what we believe via the celebrity gossip website tmz is that mr markle suffered a heart attack and became very anxious about his role in the wedding and his doctors advise that he should go under a cardiac procedure this morning and in fact, in an hourand procedure this morning and in fact, in an hour and a half ‘s times about the prospect, we believe that it is possible that he will be undergoing that operation in the next hour and a half. if that does take place then it is highly unlikely that he will be able to make it to the uk in time to walk his daughter down the aisle, so the question is who might possibly do thatjob? it's thought most likely that it will be her mother. it went to the first time that a mother had walked her daughter down the aisle in terms of
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the royal wedding, queen victoria did that for both of her daughters, two of her daughters but difficult to tell exact what is going to happen but it seems increasingly unlikely, as you say that mr markle will make it here. daughters about the other preparations. not long to go. excitement building? there is a real buzz about the place. just off—camera you can't see it but the painters and decorators have been out, putting up last—minute touches to the window frames. the hanging baskets full. the security is noticeable. as out of the station here, they're armed police, sniffer dogs, there's armed police on patrol and a lot of people from around the world and crucially, an enormous amount of media. news crews from japan, the us, huge global interest,
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particularly for america, trying to sort anyone they possibly can. prime spots around here already being taken by those people who want to see the procession after the wedding ceremony itself, at about 1pm, the couple will process around windsor in an open top, people will want to get the prime position, which said something like 10,000 spectators in the narrow streets around here on the narrow streets around here on the day. universities are being accused of "complacency" over a lack of senior black academics and lower achievement among ethnic minority students. the first black female head of a british university, baroness amos, says deep—seated prejudices and stereotypes are preventing ethnic minority staff from gaining senior positions in academia. baroness amos, who's
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director of the school of oriental and african studies is with me now. could you outlined the scale of the problem is you see it? it is a huge challenge. less than 1% of our professors, from lack and minority ethnic backgrounds. that is a very low number. we are seeing increasing numbers of young people from this committee is going to university, we are seeing two trends. 0ne committee is going to university, we are seeing two trends. one is a high dropout rate and a lot of universities are trying to do something about that. we are also seeing, even when you make sure that you standardise intensive entry qualifications and so one, black and minority ethnic students leaving university with fewer firsts and
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upper seconds, for example. clearly a cultural issue that we have to deal with. could a cultural issue that we have to dealwith. could you put a cultural issue that we have to deal with. could you put your finger on what that issue is? why is there that problem? i don't think that there is any one thing. i think we have two tackle this in terms of three different areas. first of all, there is this society that we are and the cunning messages we're sending about ourselves as a society. that is much harderfor us to deal with. that involves all others in positions of authority, political leadership required in so on. there is what we do at an institutional level in terms of policies and practices but also addressing the culture of our organisations and really understanding some of the more insidious and not so obvious things that happen in terms of people's experience and how we ensure that those who have suffered prejudice
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and may be suffering prejudice and organisations are able to speak up about that but also how we talk to others in our organisations who very often feel they are being picked on. there is a kind of blame game that happens the minute we start to talk about race and i think we have to ta ke about race and i think we have to take that blame out of the organisation. what we do as individuals, how we build the confidence of staff so that they are able to acknowledge that there is a problem and challenge of how we deal that. do you think universities are aware of this as a problem on are they doing about this? if you look at the figures then you have to know there is a problem and universities all about data and evidence so the data and evidence is there but there is such a large agenda of change happening in universities that many university aren't themselves focused on this. culture change as we all
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know is very difficult. we have seen progress in some areas but the reason i say it is complacent is because the progress is so slow. it is uphill, we have to stay focused, we have two insure people are held accountable and we have to recognise that some of the ways we talk about theseissues that some of the ways we talk about these issues actually in and of themselves militate against us making progress. briefly, you've talked about prejudices and so one. blu ntly, talked about prejudices and so one. bluntly, you talked about prejudices and so one. blu ntly, you are talked about prejudices and so one. bluntly, you are talking about racism, at stopping the sort of people you are talking about getting to the top in british universities? today i was speaking at a black and minority ethnic leadership summit and is piece that i wrote in the guardian which is about race and we have to look at this across the piece because there is a link between race and class, gender dissemination, what's happening to people from the lgbt community and
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disabilities so discrimination is different, it has different causes and how we deal with it has to be different but we also have to look at the connections between those things. police are investigating a fatal attack on an eighty—five year—old woman in east london. the woman was found by a handyman at her home in romford with serious injuries on tuesday morning. officers have described it as a "cowardly assault". mps have published a damning report into the collapse of the construction and services company carillion. two committees — for work and pensions, and business — said senior executives had presided over a "rotten corporate culture," and they accused them of "stuffing their mouths with gold". thousands of people lost theirjobs when the company went bust injanuary. members of carillion's board have rejected the report's findings. simon gompertz reports. birmingham's new super hospital, construction at a standstill. this is the continuing blight from carillion.
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today's report says it was brought down by... and was a giant time bomb. the longer the midland metropolitan hospital lies abandoned, the more the weather gets in, the higher the cost of restarting. the opening could be delayed three years. it was heartbreaking more than anything because i to tell them to go home that day anatomy will be going to come back to work. this ex—paratrooper never dealt with anything like this. he was a subcontractor working on the hospital and lost £200,000 to carillion. is very upsetting to think that this actually goes on and is broadly still going on in other companies, which obviously makes us very wary and will make other companies very wary of working for bigger companies. this is very sad really to be in an industry where this sort of thing can go one. blamed by mps, richard howson with a strategy to stride as doomed to fail, finance director richard adam
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talked about aggressive policies which he rejects. and chairman philip green, said to be delusional, which he says is an accurate. carillion had more concerns for themselves than they did from running the company in a way that would generate jobs and investment and growth. so what turned carillion into a time bomb which put the building of a hospital in danger? the mp5 honed in on what they call aggressive accounting, for instance, accounting for revenue from work which hasn't yet been agreed upon. they said the approach was intended to deceive and it was unsustainable. the report is also scathing about carillion's auditors,
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including kpmg, branded as complicit, they charge the firm projects. amid the wreckage, the city is denied its state—of—the—art hospitalfor city is denied its state—of—the—art hospital for years. the city is denied its state—of—the—art hospitalfor years. the report calls for tougher regulation of big companies and a break—up of the big for auditing firms, which the mp5 call a cosy club. time for a look at the weather. nobody wants to know about today or next week, they just want to know about the weekend. it's unusual when we have a bank holiday or something exciting happening that we can pretty much mark our flag exciting happening that we can pretty much mark ourflag on exciting happening that we can pretty much mark our flag on the flag post early on but it looks as though it is going to be largely dry but we've been looking at the
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folklore. what was it like on your wedding? reasonably sunny. mine too but i've been looking and apparently that does rain on your wedding day and for some bride and groom ‘s does it's meant to wash away bad memories that if you have some sun it signifies good luck. something else that was quite interesting was the weather that we're going to get on saturday, very similar to kate and william's. they got married a month earlier but at 20 degrees celsius. sunny spells and no rain. pretty much a carbon copy. not bad for may. slightly above average. not bad. particularly when you've got the world and his wife literally watching the weather, what you need is some decent weather. if they had got married yesterday, it would've been really hot and the spectators that are going to be standing out on windsor castle, it would have been too hard but this was yesterday boss mike storey. so much of scotland and
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northern ireland it was cloudy. just a step forward 2a hours, a different story today, breezy, cool, best of the sunshine of further north. the one thing that unified us with the weather yesterday was the feel, my old and quite widely we had low to mid 20s. today, a different story, the breeze taking the edge off the feel of things. if we are lucky, we will get 17 degrees but we've also got some rain. some of it down into the south—west and the part of south wales, that is going to get you drop the afternoon. quite a lot of cloud generally, further north we keep those clear skies. the clear skies then to be important because at that weather front continues, then to be important because at that weatherfront continues, it then to be important because at that weather front continues, it will continue to introduce that cooler airand the wind continue to introduce that cooler air and the wind direction coming from the north that doesn't matter what time of year, always a cooler source and with clear skies through the night, that will allow temperatures to fall away into
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scotland, northern ireland, northern england, single figures in rural parts, gardeners and growers take note, we could see a frost tomorrow morning. a dry but cold start pretty much across the country. that breeze still a nuisance down through the north sea and that will still dragging more cloud, maybe the odd spot or two of damper drizzle but it will feel cooler. in the west, more sunshine, dry. almost a repeat performance on friday but lighter winds so tempted to degree or so up and we could just get a little bit of nuisance cloud up into the far north but it's pretty much straightforward and plain sailing. high pressure stays with us so we pretty much know for the remainder of this week, things are going to stay dry, settled and sunny. if you're putting out the bunting of the street parties, it should be all right. highs stay with this into
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saturday and so the wedding forecast itself, call first thing that the sunshine coming through, hope it will stay with us. if we get decent son, highs of 20 degrees. this is bbc news — our latest headlines. rail services on the troubled east coast train line are set to return to public hands after recording heavy financial losses. north korea says it'll boycott next month's summit with donald trump if the us continues to pressure the country into giving up its nuclear weapons. mps have accused executives of the construction giant carillion of creating a ‘rotten corporate culture' which led to the company's collapse and left thousands of people jobless. kensington palace has revealed that prince george will be a page boy and princess charlotte will be a bridesmaid at saturday's royal wedding. it's still unclear whether meghan markle's father will walk her down the aisle. and in a moment, commemorating the 75th anniversary of the dam busters raid on nazi germany.
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and the brave young bomber crews responsible for carrying out the top secret mission. let's catch up on all the latest sport. the england world cup squad announced, not surprise is exactly but trent alexander—arnold, for example, a young whippersnapper, straight into the squad. yes, it will be a fantastic day for trent alexander—arnold and his family. there are 10 defenders, including 19 year old trent alexander arnold of liverpool, as well as manchester city's fabian delph and gary cahill of chelsea... the midfield sees chelsea's ruben loftus cheek named after a season on loan at crystal palace and harry kane leads the line in the forwards with arsenal's danny welbeck named... we will speak to our sports correspondent david 0rnstein... david, i mentioned
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a few names there — which ones will surprise england fans and who will be disappointed to miss out? i don't think it is so much a surprise, but certainly the name that stands out the most is that of trent alexander—arnold, the 19—year—old liverpool right back who has impressed the match this season, of course mostly in the champions league, where liverpool reach the final. the quarterfinal against man city when he did so well against leroy sane, and then the semifinal home and away against roma, he goes on the plane despite having not played for a limit for. he trained with them in their last good but was not an official call up. it was not big news for trent alexander—arnold. then you look into midfield, ruben loftus—cheek and has not played a great guildford chelsea in his career, went on loan to crystal palace in and got his big chance for england in november, a friendly
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against germany when he was named man of the match. although an injury followed that, there was no great surprise he was on the plane, because he adds technical ability, and in the absence of the injured alex 0xlade—chamberlain that was crucial. the stand— by list, alex 0xlade—chamberlain that was crucial. the stand—by list, tom heaton of burnley, james tarkowski, a fellow burnley player, defender lewis cook of bournemouth, jake livermore of west brom at albion and adam lalla na livermore of west brom at albion and adam lallana of liverpool. perhaps the surprise in the squad is that adam lalla na the surprise in the squad is that adam lallana did not make it, but he has had an injury ravaged season, and he is on the stand by list. gary cahill comes back in in defence adding some experience. as we know from yesterday, no joe adding some experience. as we know from yesterday, nojoe hart in goal, no jack wilshere in midfield. what next for gareth southgate and his squad, in terms of their preparation? the england squad meet up preparation? the england squad meet up next on monday at st george 's part, theirtraining base. 0n tuesday, the media will have access to them. a week later, the players involved in the fa cup final from
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manchester united and chelsea will join up with the team after that match, and then a week after that, those involved in the champions league final commerce over liverpool, will meet up, and then the squad will be complete. they depart on tuesday the 12th ofjune, i think, for russia. then on monday 18th ofjune i think, for russia. then on monday 18th of june they i think, for russia. then on monday 18th ofjune they begin their campaign against tunisia in volga grad. they then play in the second match, panama, and conclude the group stage against the might come you could say, of belgium. exciting times for gareth southgate as he names his 23 man squad. thank you for joining names his 23 man squad. thank you forjoining us. there is sad news for english football today though. it's been announced ray wilson, a member of england's 1966 world cup—winning squad, has died at the age of 83... at 32, the left—back was the oldest player in sir alf ramsey's starting xi which overcame west germany in the final at wembley. he spent most of his club career with huddersfield town before
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moving to everton where he won the 1966 fa cup. well, there's been two high profile managerial changes in the premier league this afternoon — david moyes has left hisjob as manager of west ham. moyes replaced slaven bilic earlier in the season but he only signed a short term deal, which expired yesterday. west ham have today confirmed he won't be carrying on despite steering the club to premier league safety. moyes now hasn't lasted more than one whole season in any of his managerial roles since taking overfrom sir alex ferguson at manchester united in 2013. it's also been confirmed sam alla rdyce has left his position at everton. the former england manager guided them to 8th in the premier league this season, having arrived with the club facing relegation. but many everton fans weren't happy with allardyce's style of football and he leaves despite signing a deal until the summer of 2019. chelsea ladies striker eni aluko will be leaving the club at the end of the season. the 31—year old, who has 102 england caps, has confirmed on twitter that her stay at chelsea is coming to an end — she said ‘after 5 yrs & 150
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plus appearances it's with a heavy heart i confirm i'll be leaving. it is understood eluko held talks back injanuary with french side paris st—germain and one other overseas team. that's all the sport for now. let's return to our main story. for the third time in a decade, rail services on the east coast main line are to be brought back under public control. from next month, the london to edinburgh services — currently run by virgin trains east coast and stagecoach — are to be taken over temporarily by the department for transport. the companies are being stripped of their franchise after suffering heavy losses. let's speak now to the labour peer and former transport secretary, lord adonis. he's in our westminster studio. thank you very much for being with us. what has gone wrong on east coast main line, do you think? the
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two companies, virgin and stagecoach, massively over bid for the contract, could not make their numbers, and rather than pay £2 billion worth of payments they were due to make to the taxpayer over the last three years of the contract, from 2020 to 2023, they announced they wanted to leave early. then the big question which faced the government was as follows, were they going to allow virgin and stagecoach to have a new contract without the requirements to make these big payments, or were they going to set up payments, or were they going to set upa payments, or were they going to set up a state company? early indications were that the government would allow virgin and stagecoach off the hook. i and others strongly objected to that. not on ideological grounds, thing we should have the best of the private and public sector running our railways. it would be the wrong thing to do. it would be the wrong thing to do. it would be the wrong thing to do. it would be rewarding virgin and stagecoach for failure when what we should be doing is encouraging companies to deliver, according to the contract. i am glad to say the government now appears to have
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agreed with that assessment and set up agreed with that assessment and set upa agreed with that assessment and set up a state company forced at using chris grayling has done the right thing? definitely, because the alternative was to bailout virgin and stagecoach, not only going to short—change taxpayers in respect of this franchise but would have been a massive incentive to other railway companies to walk away from their contract which rightly would not have been worth the paper they were written on. holding them to their contract and saying a state company would be set up if they don't observe the contracts, is important. i set observe the contracts, is important. iset upa observe the contracts, is important. i set up a state company ten using over this last happened, and it was a mistake not to continue with that company, it was very popular with passengers and had a good record with its staff, but sometimes we get things right second time round. mick whelan general secretary says this is what we have said all along that britain's railways should be run as a public service, not for private
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profit, because the private companies can't do it. saying that virgin and stagecoach have reversed alchemy by turning gold into base metal. what do you think of the broader political lessons of this?” think there should be a level playing between the private and the public sector. i don't take an ideological position that either of them better. the big mistake of railway policy in the last 30 years is that successive conservative governments have taken that ideological position. they have said only private companies are allowed to operate. the east coast public company i set up ten years ago was a huge success. watch it have happened was to allow that company to bid for other contracts. if that had happened we would have had a mixed economy running our railways and i think we would be the better off for it. we have an opportunity to get it right now. chris grayling has u nfortu nately right now. chris grayling has unfortunately made it clear he sees this just as it temporary step. the next big battle will forget the state com pa ny next big battle will forget the state company if it is a success, as
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i hope it will be, to get at the right to bid for other contracts, and then we could have perfectly sensible transport policy. but you are saying, are you, that ten one and stagecoach mr tsipras over bidding? absolutely, they could not make commitments to the taxpayer. this issue is going to arise with other companies quite soon because there are other companies in a similar situation and i have chris grayling and the government do exactly the same and set up state companies in respect of them too. therefore by force majeure will end up therefore by force majeure will end up with a mixed economy in our railways. lord adonis, good to speak to you. in a few moments we will hear from the transport secretary, chris grayling, who has been talking to our political editor laura kuenssberg. in a moment the business news with vishala sri—pathma. first a look at the headlines on afternoon live. rail services on the troubled
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east coast main line are to be brought back under public control, after suffering heavy losses. north korea says it'll cancel its summit with donald trump if washington continues to pressure the country to give up its nuclear weapons. england have announced their world cup squad for russia 2018, and the liverpool youngster trent alexander—arnold burns a call—up. here's your business headlines on afternoon live. a report on the collapse of the contruction giant carillion has called it a story of recklessness, hubris and greed. mps behind the report say carillion's directors were to blame and should be disqualified. they also criticised regulators and the government for allowing it to happen — and called for the big four accounting firms to be broken up in light of their actions. after an angry backlash, the bank of england's deputy
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governor has said sorry for describing the uk economy as entering a "menopausal" era. ben broadbent had used the phrase in an interview with the daily telegraph as a metaphor for economies that are "past their peak". later, he said he was sorry for the "poor choice of language" and any "offence caused". deliveroo — the food courier service — says it will make its employees shareholders in the company, giving them shares totalling £10 million. but its 15,000 riders — who deliver the food — won't be included. the firm say that's because they are self—employed. deliveroo is now valued at around one and a half billion pounds and has 2,000 permanent staff. it's embroiled in legal action with some of its british riders who want more rights like holiday pay. so, we have been talking about east coast railway line going back into public ownership. tell us a bit more about all of this and why it matters. it is the third time a
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private operator has failed on this specific line, the east coast male line —— mainline. chris grayling said it is not a failing railway link to it as the companies that won the contract, virgin and stagecoach, got their sums wrong. the route has its challenges but it is not a failing railway. however, as i explained in february, stagecoach and virgin trains got their bid wrong and are now paying a price for stop there will have lost nearly £200 million meeting their contracted commitments. that means taxpayers are not lost out because revenues are lower than predicted, only btec and their parents companies have lost money at this time. there is a clear solution, it was a successful company between 2009 and 2014 thanks to the last labour government. i am just sorry the secretary of state won't accept
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the secretary of state won't accept the stark stirringly obvious answer, and integrated railway under public ownership, not—for—profit. and integrated railway under public ownership, not-for-profit. that was in the commons earlier on. also, let's talk about a senior figure at the bank of england, ben broadbent, who had to make an apology. that is him over there. he looks a bit apologetic! he does. he was speaking to the daily telegraph and described fluctuations, swings in the economy as going through a menopausal era. clearly that is offensive and he has apologised for those words, which he called a poor choice of words. but it has received quite a bit of complaints and backlash from senior figures in the industry. we are going to talk now about language in the workplace, about legal rights about that. joining us is rachel farr, employment lawyer at taylor wesson. these comments clearly were
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offensive and he has apologised for them, how much of an issue is the sort of language in our office culture across the country? the extent to which it is an issue in any particular office will vary across the country but overall it is something in players need to take very seriously, and to encourage employees to call it out whenever they see it happening. when you say, call it out, what kind of legal rights with employees have if they are experiments kind of language or culture at work? in terms of the law, it is harassment of an employee. there is a unwanted conduct which is connected to what we call a protected characteristic, something like sex, age, race, so one, which has the effect of violating that person's dignity or creating a degrading, humiliating, offensive environment for them at work. you can completely see how if you are in an office for a workplace where that kind of language is being bandied around, it could make you
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feel very uncomfortable. you wouldn't have to prove that you yourself were menopausal for example, any woman could find that very inoffensive. mutch could find that very offensive. there have even been cases where everybody knew that particular characteristic could not apply, for example an employee who was banter so called about being 95v, was banter so called about being gay, but that in fact was sexual orientation discrimination, even though everybody knew that he was not gay. it is something employers need to take very seriously because an employee who feels they have been discriminated against, the subject of harassment, could go to and implement tribunal and when. there isa implement tribunal and when. there is a cost of the sort of culture but we hear a lot about how there needs to be more diversity at senior management and that is the solution, but isn't the only solution?”
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management and that is the solution, but isn't the only solution? i think having good diversity is a good start but everybody needs to understand whatever their protected characteristics are, they need to be treated with respect and dignity, and that comes from the very beginning, from training, from seeing that senior managers themselves act out that behaviour appropriately. thank you forjoining us. let's have a look of the markets. some interesting movements today from pub operators. bad weather, which we blame for a lot of things in this country does it put you off a pride? i don't drink pints any more. apparently pub operators said people were put off with bad from the east, it in the early part of the year so they have had a drop in sales for stop marstons and the
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babic and piano and two—for—one. mitchells are known for all bar one, and they are saying a drop in sales is because of bad weather. and brent crude, a huge rise in the oil price as of late. that is partly to do with tensions with iran and attitudes towards it, we are seeing fluctuations, but that is a pretty high price. we would not have expected that six months ago.” high price. we would not have expected that six months ago. i am being teased now saying i don't drink pints. gin and tonic is a p pa re ntly drink pints. gin and tonic is apparently favoured. a bit later on, not right now! it's 75 years ago today since 617 squadron with its lancaster bombers took off — to attack three key dams in germany's ruhr valley. now the squadron is being reformed to receive the raf‘s latest fighter — the f—35 lightning. robert hall reports from at raf conningsby. past and present, side by side, the
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link which binds the raf 617 squadron to aviation history. squadron to aviation history. squadron leaderjohnnyjohnson is the last british member of the dambusters cruise. he believes the full story of the operation has yet to be told, and he has set out to put that right. here it is, boys! the iconic 1955 film did its best to ca ptu re the iconic 1955 film did its best to capture the events of the operation chastise and the destruction of the dams, but what about the third down?
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-- i was dams, but what about the third down? --iwasa dams, but what about the third down? -- i was a boy, i considered at the most comfortable place in the aircraft, idealfor a quick sleep if you had any chance. you didn't have the chance very often, of course. whenjohnnyjohnson the chance very often, of course. when johnnyjohnson crawled into this cramped bomb hamer‘s position at the start of the operation, he and his members knew they would face extra dangers, because the attack would require completely different tactics. my concentration was on the bomb site and the target. the object was to get our bombs as close as we could to the target, and that was it. for the past three years, johnny's been piecing together that night with help of a bristol film—maker. night with help of a bristol film-maker. four weeks we have been practising for this operation, and now this was it. the third dam was
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very different from the other two. their line of attack was among the top of the dam. 0n the night they had to work it out once they got there. i reckon it took us ten runs to do it, because we couldn't get it right, it was not exactly right, dummy run, go round again. johnny johnson hopes his film will draw fresh audiences into the story of the dambusters, and of the 52 crew members who didn't come home. the dambusters, and of the 52 crew members who didn't come homem really hit the people of the squadron. were you heroes? no, that isa squadron. were you heroes? no, that is a word i object to. we were aircrew with a job to do. it's just aircrew with a job to do. it's just a question of being the lucky one. right, well, the rest of the world is doing so we are going to do it.
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yanny or laurel. an audio clip that's been shared tens of thousands of times on social media has people arguing over what they can actually hear in it. some people hear yanny. some people hear laurel. here it is. yanny/ laurel i have only heard laurel whenever i have heard it. tell us what you hear. let us know using the #afternoonlive hashtag. we might play it again later. the original clip was posted reddit user rolandcamry — and when it migrated to twitter it sent the internet into meltdown. now, a quick look at this while we are talking about social media. ashley young named in the england
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squad has tweeted this photo of himself as a little boy, very cute in his england kit. in the treaty says maybe this picture said i was going to live my dream and go to a world cup. dreams to come true. i used to wear an england top, but my dream never came true. i have been overlooked again! gareth, what are you thinking of, i could really bolster your defence, never mind. let's check out the weather forecast. you often hear arson use the phrase now two days the same, exactly what is happening across —— you often hear us say. for most of northern ireland and scotland, it was a disappointing afternoon. lots of cloud across england and wales, plenty of sunshine north and west. 0ne unifying factor is we have lost that heat. 0n 0ne unifying factor is we have lost that heat. on tuesday afternoon, we saw highs of 24 degrees widely across the country we have the low
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20s but today it is a much fresher feel with 16 or 17 at the very best. some places on north sea coasts will only get highs of 12 or 13 degrees. 0ne only get highs of 12 or 13 degrees. one of the reasons for this, with that cloud, that weather front continues to push south and east, introducing something cool and fresh from the north. that will also have an impact through the night. a chilly night from most places, it is certainly worth bearing in mind if you are a gardener or grower that in scotland, northern ireland and northern england in rural parts we could see a touch of light grass frosts first thing on thursday morning. thursday will be quite a quiet dave was that we have still got that nagging, northerly breeze. west will be best, in terms of sunshine and potentially warmer, but a good deal of dry weather still continues the story. 11 to 13 degrees on the east coast, further west 1517 the high. almost spot the
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difference on friday but there will bea difference on friday but there will be a weak weather frontjust brushing with the extreme north and west, certainly bringing more cloud and showery outbreaks of rain to the northern and western aisles. here are 11 degrees as the high. good news, because the high—pressure looks set to stay with us as we move out of the working week into the weekend. still bodes well for the royal wedding, or if you have street parties outside, the weather is set fair. we are likely to see highs of 20 degrees. if you have a street party, it looks as though that fine weather extends right across the country, just a little bit more cloud into the extreme north—west but largely dry for all, and a reasonable feel out there. highs of 15 to 21. hello, you're watching afternoon live. today at 3: rail services on the troubled east coast main line are to be brought back under public control, after suffering heavy losses.
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i will terminate divergence contract on the 24th ofjune. north korea threatens to pull out of next month's summit with president trump if the us insists it give up its nuclear weapons. a rotten corporate culture — mps deliver withering criticism of the collapsed construction firm carillion. coming up on afternoon live all the sport. hsu, england's world cup squad is finally been announced. yes, among them trent alexander among them. and
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will serve all the latest weather forecast from you later. the best of the sunshine across scotland, northern england and ireland. further south, will it last into the weekend? also coming up — starring roles for prince george and princess charlotte at their uncle's wedding this weekend, but it remains unclear whether meghan markel‘s dad will be coming. hello everyone — this is afternoon live. one of britain's biggest rail lines is to be brought back under public control, for the third time in a decade. the eastcoast main line between london and edinburgh had been run by virgin trains east coast and stagecoach — but they made heavy losses and have been
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stripped of their franchise. the new railway will be a public—private partnership, renamed london and north eastern railway — and there will be no changes to train services or timetables. the transport secretary chris grayling has been explaining his decision to our political editor, laura kuenssburg. what is going on is very simple. the company but too much. it's not actually about the operation itself. the team who is running the railway did a good drop. they've increased reve nu es did a good drop. they've increased revenues and passenger satisfaction. they are employing more people than they used to. that deal was overseen and done in 2015. the all those
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involved got their sums wrong at the time. ifully accept involved got their sums wrong at the time. i fully accept that and i had to sort that out. how much will it cost? the amount it makes is what it will make. it's likely that the amount of money generated over the period up to 2023 went be as much as originally forecast. it's important to remember this is a property profitable railway. it is contributing more to the taxpayer thenit contributing more to the taxpayer then it was before. it has improved performance. it's not a failing railway, it will continue to contribute money to the taxpayer. with me is our business correspondent, theo leggett. it's quite simply that the two
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operators that run it at the moment but too much money when they took control of the franchise. they haven't been able to make enough money back in terms of ticket revenue. it can't go on forever and so therefore they have decided they can be released under the franchise. sonata will be brought back under public control. that is the new name it will have. that goes back to the pre—nationalise those days. absolutely. all that's changed for the moment is the website. the railway will continue to run by its owners. 0n the 24th ofjune the ta keover owners. 0n the 24th ofjune the takeover will take place. they will continue running it for a couple of yea rs, continue running it for a couple of years, preparing it for a transition
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in 2020. that'll bring together network rail and a private operator which... it has been something of a political battle ground. the railway union has shown that doesn't not oddly enough if you look at the passenger satisfaction levels, they are ashley reasonably high. from a passenger point of view it has been working. 0thers passenger point of view it has been working. others have been less successful. the transport sector tree has placed the blame for that firmly on private companies bidding to much for the control of the franchise. we wonder if the bidding this process is robust enough. this is the third time it had to be taken away from the franchise holder. thank you very much indeed. at
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westminster is andy macdonald. what to think of what the transport secretary has announced today? to think of what the transport secretary has announced today7m to think of what the transport secretary has announced today? it is pretty desperate stuff. we're been sent along enough that forgiving them for their premium payments that there are due to pay, it is a potential possible option. it has been hailed as a public sector operation being brought into public ownership. they are careful about that because this is an award to a private conglomerate. they're not doing this for the love of mankind, they are going to be charging a fee to do it. it is yet again another privatised monopoly handed out by chris grayling. the absence of competition across the system is
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self—evident. competition across the system is self-evident. what you think went wrong? what was a question of over bidding? in terms of customer satisfaction, passenger satisfaction, passenger satisfaction, it was pretty high. satisfaction, passenger satisfaction, it was pretty highm isa satisfaction, it was pretty highm is a question of over bidding. in 2015 were told that this was the best franchise bid ever submitted but within weeks it had begun to unravel. richard branson was disappointed with the returns because of the gdp but he has to can ta ke because of the gdp but he has to can take that into consideration when doing the bird. —— the bed. i think we need to integrate rail in train together and we should do that in a publicly owned company so that it can be directly responsible to the taxpayer and passengers. are you saying that what happens here shows that all the railways in this
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country should be taken back into public ownership? yes, they should. 0nce those franchisors export buyer, they should. we want to remove those whose single process is to extract value for themselves. we are subsidising companies in germany and holland. that is a ludicrous state of affairs but a lot of the passengers on is of affairs but a lot of the passengers on is coast railway line we re passengers on is coast railway line were reasonably happy. we can have a lengthy discussion about that. some of the rates that i've seen are woeful indeed. especially when it comes to disabled passengers who don't feel that getting a proper service and certainly don't feel co mforta ble
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service and certainly don't feel comfortable about not only getting ona train, comfortable about not only getting on a train, but with the safety and security been able to get off safely. the big issues around that. this is about the failure of the financial structure. it is com pletely financial structure. it is completely collapsed and chris grayling is just slowly having to be woken up that the system is com pletely woken up that the system is completely failed and we need to ta ke completely failed and we need to take appropriate steps to bring our ra i lwa ys take appropriate steps to bring our railways back into state ownership and get the best service for taxpayers and passengers. thank you very much. north korea has threatened to cancel next month's summit with president trump if washington continues to insist it give up its nuclear weapons unilaterally. earlier, it pulled out of this week's talks with south korea in protest at the resumption ofjoint military exercises with the us. paul adams has the latest. after weeks of positive signs, a hint on north korean television that all was not necessarily well. the
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announcer condemning planned military exercises in south korea as a provocation and warning that washington will have to think carefully about the fate of next month's planned summit. south korea's military exercises with us forces have long been a source of tension with the north. but this is notjust about military exercises. a north korean statement accuses american officials of unbridled remarks provoking the other side. these include references to complete, verifiable and irreversible deneuclearisation and the abandonment of nuclear weapons first with compensation only coming afterwards. this, it says, is not an expression of intention to address the issue through dialogue. the statement objects to the example that they should follow the example of libya and gaddafi, who
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voluntarily gave up his nuclear weapons 15 years ago and it singles out donald trump's most hawkish we're looking at the libya model of 2003/04 and what north korea itself as committed to previously. so is next month's summit in jeopardy? following the release of three americans held in the north, trump has high expectations. we want to denuclearise that entire peninsula. american officials seem to be taking the latest setback in their stride. we are operating under the idea and the notion that the month, king jong—un had other ways of getting america's attention. if last month's north south meeting
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suggested any of this would be easy, that notion has now been dispelled. bringing peace to the korean peninsula is a huge task and will take more than two dramatic summits to achieve. jeremy corbyn and theresa may clashed in the commons over the government's brexit policy at prime minister's questions. further accused the government been so busy within itself that it go shared with anyone else. the prime minister said that the white paper will be published soon. we can cross to the palace of westminster and speak to our chief political correspondent vicki young.
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for the second week running, jeremy corbyn choosing to quiz the prime minister about brexit and these stats. making the most of the provisions in the cabinet as they struggle to decide which kind of customs arrangement there are going to go full after brexit. we have someone to go full after brexit. we have someone with me her has some ideas about all this. this is a real problem for theresa may, her cabinet is divided and put into different parties. which when do you think they're going to have to go for? you're right that it is beginning to cause a problem for the government and the government needs to get past this so that we can start the much more important phase in the negotiation. i think what is becoming clear is that neither option anyway is going to be fully ready in practice by december 2020,
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which is when the transition out of the european union is meant. so it seems to me what we need to do is reflect reality by ourselves a bit more time and reassure business that has been asking for a longer period ina has been asking for a longer period in a customs union with the eu, effectively continue in our current position with the eu, that we should offer them more time by saying that we will go into a temporary customs union with the eu that will last until march 20 22. or until the new technology, which ever returns, has been fully tested and is operational. everybody needs to be happy with that. what i think will be huge areas to impose this artificial political deadline of the end of the transition on something that really is a matter of practicality. there are no principles at work in the debate.
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none of us have ever heard of these things a few weeks ago. what matters is what works. we need a brexit that works and we need to buy and sell small time on this particular issue of the past customs union. you're talking about the practical brexit effectively. some people went go for that. what you say to that? the first thing is we legally leave the european union at the end of march next year. they went me much difference but we went built to go back in. that is an irreversible step. at the end of december 2020 we will be out of the single market, out of the freedom of movement, out of the common agricultural policy, all the things that people of been bothered about over the years. what a milejourney is bothered about over the years. what a mile journey is about what for most people doesn't really affect their daily lives. for most people it wasn't really the thing there
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we re it wasn't really the thing there were voting about in the referendum them, there may have been voting about immigration. they went many of them floating about the customs union and the fact that we have the same external tariff as other european countries. i think most people feel that if british businesses need that stability until it is absolutely certain that the new arrangement has the same kind of advantages. the number of ideologues in the conservative party on either side are noisy, loud and the ones we have from, but there are properly no more than 45 on each side that feel that strongly about something as simple asa that strongly about something as simple as a delay. —— more than four orfive. 0ne simple as a delay. —— more than four or five. one of the advantages in candidate is that you confronted
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with the reality. the reality is that neither of these options open to be ready by december 20 20. they need to get their heads around the fa ct need to get their heads around the fact it again to take a bit longer. 0ne fact it again to take a bit longer. one interesting suggestion on how theresa may can get itself out of this hole. you're watching afternoon live, these are our headlines. rail services on the troubled east coast main line are to be brought back under public control, after suffering heavy losses. north korea says it'll cancel its summit with donald trump if washington continues to pressure the country to give up its nuclear weapons. mps have accused executives of the construction giant carillion of creating a ‘rotten corporate culture' which led to the company's collapse and left thousands of people jobless. in a moment... it's going to be a big day for a pair of royals this weekend...not harry and megan... but prince george and princess charlotte! the young pair will have important roles to play on the day.
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in sport, gareth southgate names his 23 man squad for the world cup. in russia, 19—year—old trent alexander—arnold is amongst those included, alongside ruben loftus—cheek and nick pope. he has died at the age of 83 after spending most of his career with huddersfield. there are two changes in the premier league today as an alibi smooths onto evident. read more of those stories just after 3:30pm. england manager gareth southgate has named his 23—man squad for the world cup. uncapped 19—year—old liverpool defender trent
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alexander—arnold has been named. he got is not to be in the world cup cup squad. he got the nod to be in the world cup squad. i'm not too surprised. it was public long shot, the idea of him being selected, six—month leave in two years ago. here's been a revelation and were horrifically nerve quarterfinals. here's just grown horrifically nerve quarterfinals. here'sjust grown in horrifically nerve quarterfinals. here's just grown in stature and become somebody who you just make a space for in the squad. gareth southgate already had carl walker
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but it's been a case of finding a way to get into the squad and i'm delighted for him because a, his form has been excellent beds, b, everything you hear about him is wonderful. what are the other highlights you pick up from this 23 man squad? i think it's a squad, to me, when you look at the england squad this day it's much of a muchness. it positions. it's fairly interchangeable so it's not a squad i would have been screaming and shouting that various people about being left out. i think you look at the attacking talent, the youngster from chelsea ‘s had a very good season. another forum who are
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perhaps competing for the space behind harry kane, may be behind jamie vardy. there is some exciting young talent but i would say it's not got the strength and depth, or the real quality of experience of some of the england squads of perhaps ten or 15 years ago when they would be going into tournaments with real expectation rather than hope. maybe in some ways it is better to go in with hope rather than expectation. what about the omissions? joe hart not in the line—up at all, jack wiltshire as well. you surprised ? line—up at all, jack wiltshire as well. you surprised? i think he's been the goalkeeper for such a long time and his former club level is
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really gone off and he's had a difficult 23 years. he seems to suggest is at a few weeks but i'm not really surprised. but probably difficult to take in the third choice goalkeeper that might be a drop in status too far. i've got more sympathy forjack walsh because big or though he suffered with a lot of injuries over the years, he is the guy who can do things that maybe the guy who can do things that maybe the players that have been chosen as midfielders, i think he can add a different dimension to the england tea m different dimension to the england team and! different dimension to the england team and i think years been fairly injury free the season and is not at the consistency. i've got more somebody was jack welsh and a lot of newcastle fans will be saying if you can take him, why take someone else.
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i don't think gareth southgate fences him anything managers have sometimes gone down the route in the past of thinking that popularity contest past of thinking that popularity co ntest a nd past of thinking that popularity contest and thinking who does the public want me to pick. gareth southgate is his own man in he will pick the players he thinks our rights and it might not be the most glamorous names in every position and in some cases it may not be... players that he think can do the job and the squad. thank you very much. police are investigating a fatal attack on an 85 year—old woman in east london. the woman was found by a handyman at her home in romford with serious injuries on tuesday morning. officers have described it as a "cowardly assault". the government will fully fund the removal of dangerous cladding from tower blocks by councils and housing associations, theresa
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may has told mps. the work is expected to cost 400 million pounds. cladding on more than 200 buildings failed safety tests after the grenfell tower fire, in which 71 people were killed. the senior engineer — who's reviewing building regulations for the government in the wake of the tragedy — is expected to publish her final report tomorrow. mps have published a damning report into the collapse of the construction and services company carillion. two committees — for work and pensions, and business — said senior executives had presided over a "rotten corporate culture," and they accused them of "stuffing their mouths with gold". thousands of people lost theirjobs when the company went bust injanuary. birmingham's new super hospital, construction at a standstill. this is the continuing blight from carillion. today's report says it was brought down by... and was a giant time bomb. the longer the midland
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metropolitan hospital lies abandoned, the more the weather gets in, the higher the cost of restarting. the opening could be delayed three years. it was heartbreaking more than anything know when will be going to come back to work. this ex—paratrooper never dealt with anything like this. he was a subcontractor working on the hospital and lost £200,000 to carillion. is very upsetting to think that this actually goes on and is broadly still going on in other companies, which obviously makes us very wary and will make other companies very wary of working for bigger companies. this is very sad really to be in an industry where this sort of thing can go on. blamed by mps, richard howson with a strategy to stride as doomed to of aggressive policies
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which he rejects. and chairman philip green, said to be delusional, which he says is an accurate. carillion had more concerns for themselves than they did from running the company in a way that would generate jobs and investment and growth. so what turned carillion into a time bomb which put the building of a hospital in danger? the mp5 honed in on what they call aggressive accounting, for instance, accounting for revenue from work which hasn't yet been agreed upon. they said the approach was intended to deceive and it was unsustainable. the report is also scathing about carillion's auditors, including kpmg, branded as amid the wreckage, the city is denied its state—of—the—art hospitalfor years. the report calls for tougher regulation of big
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companies and a break—up of the big four auditing firms, which the mp5 call a cosy club. time for the weather with louise lear. and much fresher feel today. and much fresherfeel today. for most of us as being a cloudy grey afternoon due to weather front that is trailing its way south and east across the uk. you can see the clear skies through scotland, northern ireland and england. those will continue through this evening and overnight, so expect those temperatures to fall away. a chilly night over year. the cloud will drift away and slowly we will start to see an improvement. first thing on thursday morning, a touch of
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light grass frost through northern ireland northern england and scotland. still a breeze running down the coast which could drive in some clout on the coast. more sunshine in the west. this is bbc news — our latest headlines. rail services on the troubled east coast train line are set to return to public control after recording heavy financial losses. north korea says it will cancel the planned summit with donald trump next month if the us continues to demand the country gives up its nuclear weapons. a rotten corporate culture — mps have delivered a scathing assessment of the collapsed construction company, carillion. kensington palace has announced that prince george will be a page boy and his sister princess charlotte
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will be a bridesmaid at harry and meghan's wedding on saturday. it's still unclear who will walk the bride—to—be down the aisle. sport now. gareth southgate has named his 23 men he hopes will bring england world cup glory in russia. could you imagine it? i guess all the and fans are hoping for the same but it is a mixture between youth and experience. ten defenders named, including most notably 19—year—old trent alexander—arnold of liverpool. he has never been called up to an england squad before. david 0rnstein is at wembley for us.
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an interesting squad, what do you think fans will make of it?” an interesting squad, what do you think fans will make of it? i think the fans will be optimistic largely. it is an inexperienced quad, fair to say, 11 of the 23 have fewer than 20 caps, which pales into comparison to the likes of germany and brazil, other major nations. also only five survivors from the last world cup. gareth southgate taking a bit of a risk, trent alexander—arnold is likely to be a back—up. the 19—year—old who has impress much for liverpool this season on their way to the champions league final, especially in the quarterfinals against manchester city and then the semifinals against roma. he seems like a young head on old shoulders, or the other way round i should say! he gives england a good option there, if they need him. then into midfield, ruben loftus—cheek of chelsea, he has been on loan at
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crystal palace this season, and so impressed for england against germany in november here come he was given the man of the match award against the world champions. 22 years old and many predicted he would be in the squad in place of alex 0xlade—chamberlain, who misses out through injury. the third choice goalkeeper is nick pope of burnley. he hasn't played for england. he was called up to the last squad but didn't get a minute. then also fabian delph of manchester city. he has been called up by gareth southgate a number of times but has not played under him once because of injury. it is an experimental side but gareth southgate will hope would not so many but gareth southgate will hope would not so many scars but gareth southgate will hope would not so many scars from past experiences that they do well. gary cahill provides the experience, coming back into the squad, now plays the joe hart and jack wilshere like we knew yesterday. the biggest surprise is no place for adam lalla na of liverpool. surprise is no place for adam lallana of liverpool. he is on the stand— by list lallana of liverpool. he is on the stand—by list alongside tom heaton and james tarkowski of burnley, lewis cook of bournemouth.
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and we're starting to see reaction coming in on social media marcus rashford the manchester united forward with a message to his mother ‘after all her years in the rain on the touchline — they are off to the world cup. his united teammate ashley young saying this picture of him as a youngster may well have been a prediction. the one call you don‘t want to miss. ashley young of manchester united. they will all be on the plane, great
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news for the 23. there is sad news for english football today though. it‘s been announced ray wilson, a member of england‘s 1966 world cup—winning sqaud has died at the age of 83... at 31, the left—back was the oldest player in sir alf ramsey‘s starting xi which overcame west germany in the final at wembley. he spent most of his club career with huddersfield town before moving to everton where he won the 1966 fa cup. well, there‘s been two high profile managerial changes in the premier league this afternoon — david moyes has left hisjob as manager of west ham. moyes replaced slaven bilic earlier in the season but he only signed a short term deal which expired yesterday. west ham have today confirmed he won‘t be carrying on despite steering the club to premier league safety. moyes now hasn‘t lasted more than one whole season in any
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of his managerial roles since taking overfrom sir alex ferguson at manchester united in 2013. it‘s also been confirmed sam alla rdyce has left his position at everton. the former england manager guided them to 8th in the premier league this season having arrived with the club facing relegation. but many everton fans weren‘t happy with allardyce‘s style of football and he leaves despite signing a deal until the summer of 2019. that‘s all the sport for now. let‘s return to our main story. for the third time in a decade, rail services on the east coast main line are to be brought back under public control. from next month, the london to edinburgh services — currently run by virgin trains east coast and stagecoach — are to be taken over temporarily by the department for transport. the companies are being stripped of their franchise after suffering heavy losses. joining me now from our leeds studio is sean mcgowan, from the rmt. what do you think of what the
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transport secretary has announced? good afternoon. today‘s announcement is bittersweet for the rmt union and our members. we were hoping the transport secretary chris railing would hand back the third failed franchise back into public operated railways. —— chris grayling. the only successful line was the formally public railways which returned revenue of £1.2 billion on bare minimum public subsidies. what do you think has gone wrong one is coast main line? again, thisjust highlights how the privateers of all railways, it is a failed model. it has completely shown itself to be a failing model again, and despite this being the third time now, the transport secretary is still
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refusing to hand it back to the only model which has only worked whilst it is privatisation. it is an absolute disgrace. i have to say, we‘re not anticipating that we will have a re—nationalised railway until we get a change of government and corbyn and coe in power to change that promise. east coast, we are told, has been the top rated franchise in britain with a 92% overall satisfaction level. that is very high. the passengers actually liked the service they were getting on is coast. that is solely down to our members, who are highly professional, this will be like water off a duck‘s back to them, it is sad to say they are quite used to these franchises failing now. that is only our members who have gone
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out and deliver that. we have released the outcomes of the survey for the second time this morning, which show that over 95% of the current employees in that franchise are desperate for it to be returned toa are desperate for it to be returned to a publicly owned railway. it is only their professionalism and their skill and professionalism which has delivered any good to come out of this last three years of failures. surely with respect it is just not your members, —— notjust your members, though i am sure they have done an excellentjob, they have such a high customer satisfaction level, 92%? i think such a high customer satisfaction level, 92%? ithink we such a high customer satisfaction level, 92%? i think we need to be careful how we measure credit, and non—failures. today‘s outcomes picks for itself. the department for transport team have been in there trying to prop up and rescue and breathe a last bit of life into this
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franchise for the last three months. they have not been able to do it. at the moment, there is if you like now publicly operated railways sat in the wings waiting to come in in a situation such as this. now that decision has come back to bite them. good to talk to you, thank you for your time. figures obtained by the bbc suggest the number of gangs which use children to transport and sell drugs across the uk has soared in the last four years. it‘s thought there are now more than 1,000 of the drug—dealing operations, known as "county lines" — which involve powerful and aggressive city—based gangs taking over drug—dealing in provincial towns. wyre davies reports. a drug steel in a north wales coastal town, this is not the dealers house all the users, the house has been concluded, taken over
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temporarily by a gang from liverpool. a classic feature of a pervasive form of drug dealing known as county lines. across the uk, police forces are fighting this new scourge — ruthlessly efficient gangs moving into provincial towns. given the colour of it we reckon it‘s going to be individual wraps of crack cocaine. many of those lured by the gangs arejust teenagers. one, who worked for a liverpool outfit but has now left, spoke to me anonymously. i was 13 when i started selling class a drugs. at first, i started selling bits of weed. and this kid came up to us and was like, if you want to make some real money, jump on this phone. after a few times i got used to it, thinking, yeah, this is easy money. as drug markets in many big cities become saturated, the gangs are moving out. their young couriers using the train network to reach every corner of the country. this is how it works. drugs runners arriving
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in provincial towns, hand out a mobile phone number to their customers, and this is the county line number. the key thing is that this virtually untraceable number is held by the anonymous dealer back in the city. they have no obvious contact with the drugs, but have total control over what drugs are sold, and when. for law enforcement, it‘s looking for a needle in a haystack. have you got any drugs on you? the national crime agency says there are now more than 1,000 county lines across the uk, a fourfold increase injust four years. a feature of county lines is the extreme violence gangs will use to muscle in on local dealers. in this black bmw, four members of a liverpool gang chased down a rival in the town of rhyl, forcing him to stop in a car park. seconds later, mark mason was dead — stabbed 22 times. most county lines networks are based in london,
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from where gangs send young couriers across the country. but surveillance of gangs who travel down from london has brought results. this operation in swansea led to more than 60 arrests. but it also showed how far the gangs had penetrated the lucrative local drugs scene. during the operation what we established was that we had around 21 separate drug lines in the swansea bay area. one of the telephone lines was subsequently sold, it went for tens of thousands of pounds. as secure juvenile units across the country fill up with young people snared by the drugs trade, the government admits it can‘t just arrest its way out of the problem. wyre davis, bbc news. and "gangs, murder and teenage drug runners" is broadcast on bbc one wales
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tonight — at 21:00 — and available on the bbc iplayer. ina in a moment, all of the latest business news. first, the headlines. rail services on the troubled east coast main line are to be brought back under public control, after suffering heavy losses. north korea says it‘ll cancel its summit with donald trump if washington continues to pressure the country to give up its nuclear weapons. and england have announced their world cup squad for russia 2018 — with liverpool youngster trent alexander—arnold earning a call—up. here‘s your business headlines on afternoon live. a report on the collapse of the contruction giant carillion has called it a story of recklessness, hubris and greed. mps behind the report say carillion‘s directors were to blame and should be disqualified. they also criticised regulators and the government for allowing it to happen — and called for the big four accounting firms to be broken up in light of their actions. after an angry backlash,
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the bank of england‘s deputy governor has said sorry for describing the uk economy as entering a "menopausal" era. ben broadbent had used the phrase in an interview with the daily telegraph as a metaphor for economies that are "past their peak". later he said he was sorry for the "poor choice of language" and any "offence caused". deliveroo — the food courier service — says it will make its employees shareholders in the company, giving them shares totalling £10 million. but its 15,000 riders — who deliver the food — won‘t be included. the firm say that‘s because they are self—employed. deliveroo is now valued at around one and a half billion pounds and has 2,000 permanent staff. it‘s embroiled in legal action with some of its british riders who want more rights like holiday pay. it‘s national numeracy day! how is your new morrissey? not too
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bad. where you good at maths? i was 0k. a great? obviously. not bad. where you good at maths? i was ok. a great? obviously. not a great. iamalot ok. a great? obviously. not a great. i am a lot older than they may look. it is quite important, national numerous idee, because lots people struggle with everyday tasks, going to the supermarket, figuring out what your value for your pound is, using gadgets that involve time and numbers. people do struggle a bit. there is a cost to it as well, the cost to individuals with poor literacy skills is roughly about £460 per year. quite a considerable amount. in terms of the economy, a staggering figure, £22 billion. how do they work that out? good
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question. i will find that out. how do they get the point to?” question. i will find that out. how do they get the point to? i will find it out. it can slow down economic activity, filter its way through the economy will recover with gdp figures. so to talk more about this is clare walsh, chartered financial accountant at aspect eight. can you just give us a example speaking of how people much trouble at work and at home. what is it specifically people find a challenge when it comes to numerous? numbers are everywhere in all areas of our lives, food shopping, utility bills, hire purchase agreements, mortgages, pensions. ithink bills, hire purchase agreements, mortgages, pensions. i think a lot of people have hang—ups from going back to their schooldays, they remember horrible mathcad collisions, algebra, things like that, and he will have an in—built believe they are bad at numbers and
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shy away from doing it. in terms of the cost to the economy, quite a staggering figure, £20.2 billion. that is probably, the national numerous the charity estimates half of adults have the numerical skills of adults have the numerical skills ofa of adults have the numerical skills of a primary age child. in our day—to—day lives you are having to make all of these financial decisions. if you don't understand the numbers you are looking at it is very ha rd the numbers you are looking at it is very hard to make the right decision. that is how people are losing money in their personal lives and also in the workplace. what can people do if they struggle with numerous? i would in courage people to try and look at it in a positive way. everyone can improve their numerical skills. i would encourage people on a day—to—day basis rather
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than reaching for a calculator when you need to add something up, try doing it in your head. if you see some sort of money off deal quoting percentages, work out what that means in pounds and pence. by practising in this way you will improve and build your confidence and it will then put you in a much better position when it comes to more complicated decisions like comparing utility deals, mortgages or with pensions looking at things like options at retirement. there is so like options at retirement. there is so the national numerous ebay website that has great online skills to get people started. we should not rich to our smartphones when trying to figure out deals was the challenge yourself. thank you. we will talk about tumble dryers, new fears have been raised about the fire risk of sumitomo dryers, even though they have already been modified to guard against ash micro some tumble dryers. —— to guard against the dangers. hotpoint clear macro watchdog live has been told more about cases with problems that
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repaired machines. vicki mudge thought her dryer had been made safe from fire when this happened. go away, kids, go away. vicki‘s was one of five million hotpoint, indesit or creda tumble dryers that needed a modification. the models, which were sold for 11 years until 2015, were found to be a fire risk when dangerous amounts of fluff from clothes came into contact with the heating element. but even after the fix, vicki‘s caught fire. all of a sudden there was smoke everywhere and then we‘ve come in and turned it all off. you do trust them to think they are fixing something so it is going to be ok. it is disgusting, really. we live in a block of flats and it is notjust us at risk, it was the neighbours as well. so you know, it could have been really bad for everybody. viewers have told watchdog live of more cases, prompting concern from a senior firefighter. there is going to be a time delay between the modification and the fires occurring, so if we‘re starting to see one or two, i would imagine it is only going to get worse and again each
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fire has the potential to do huge damage to somebody‘s home and risk lives. this tower block fire in west london was blamed on a dryer awaiting modification. it eventually prompted owners to be told to stop using the machines, but only until they were modified by an engineer. i‘m really worried that people now think the problem is solved. and they can go to sleep, go out and leave machines on because they have been modified or replaced. but actually they are still a danger that they could catch fire. in a statement whirlpool which owns the brands says it has total confidence in the modifications saying that tests have shown that it is an effective solution. there have been no reported incidents where the modification has shown to be ineffective. recent criticisms of the effectiveness of the modification are based on fundamental technical misunderstanding of what it addresses. the company says customers must not be put off registering for a modification which could be completed within a week. kevin peachey, bbc news. thank you very much indeed. no time
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to the markets but we will do that later on. with just three days to go until the royal wedding — kensington palace has announced that princess charlotte will be among six bridesmaids at the marriage of her uncle prince harry and meghan markle on saturday. prince george will be one of four page boys. there‘s still no official word on whether meghan‘s father, thomas, will attend the wedding and walk his daughter down the aisle. our correspondent angus crawford is in windsorfor us. hard facts on this story are very difficult to find, what we believe via the celebrity gossip website dmz is that mr markle suffered a heart
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attack some days ago come he became very anxious about his role in the wedding and then his doctors advised he should undergo a cardiac procedure this morning. in fact in about an hour procedure this morning. in fact in aboutan hourand procedure this morning. in fact in about an hour and a half‘s time. so that was the prospect. we believe that was the prospect. we believe that it that was the prospect. we believe thatitis that was the prospect. we believe that it is possible he would be undergoing that operation in the next hour and a half. if that does ta ke next hour and a half. if that does take place, if that is the case, thenit take place, if that is the case, then it is highly unlikely that he would be able to make it to the uk in time to walker‘s daughter down the aisle, so the question is who might possibly do thatjob. it is thought most likely that it would be meghan markle‘s mother, gloria. they would not be the first time that a mother and walked her daughter down the aisle, in terms of a royal wedding, in fact queen victoria do that for two of her daughters in the 19th century. so, yes, very difficult to tell what will happen exactly difficult to tell what will happen exa ctly o n difficult to tell what will happen exactly on saturday but it seems increasingly unlikely, as you say,
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that mr markle will make it here. tell us about the other preparations. excitement building? there is a real buzz about the place. the painters and decorators have been outputting a last—minute touches to the window frames, the hanging baskets are full. the security is also noticeable. as you come out of the station here, there are armed police, sniffer dogs, barriers that can be put across the road when they are needed to, and there is armed police on patrol, and a lot of people from around the world, and, crucially, an enormous amount of media, news crews from japan, from the us, across the uk, huge, huge global interest, particularly for the american tv crews, which are circulating the place trying to talk to anyone that possibly can who has shown an interest in what is happening in the next couple of days. of course,
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prime spots around here are already being taken by those people who want to see the procession after the wedding ceremony itself, after the ceremony at about one o‘clock, the couple will process around windsor in an open top landau, and clearly people will want to get the prime position. we expect something like 10,000 spectators in the narrow streets around here on the day. it‘s 75 years ago today since 617 squadron with its lancaster bombers took off — to attack three key dams in germany‘s ruhr valley. loaded with revolutionary bouncing bombs, the dangerous mission was designed to target and disable hitler‘s industrial heartland. many of us know the story through the 1955 film, which will be reshown tomorrow at london‘s albert hall. squadron leaderjohnyjohnson is the last surviving british member of the dambusters squadron. he spoke to robert hall about his memories of the operation, and his efforts to pass them on to future generations. past and present, side by side, the link which binds the raf‘s 617
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squadron to aviation history. squadron leaderjohnnyjohnson is the last british member of the dambusters crews. he believes the full story of the operation has yet to be told and he‘s set out to put that right. there it is, boys. the iconic 1955 film did its best to capture the events of operation chastise and the destruction of the mohne and eder dams. but what about the third dam, the sorpe? i was a bombing man and i can say i had the most comfortable place in the aircraft. idealfor a quick sleep if you had the chance. you didn‘t have the chance very often, of course. when johnnyjohnson crawled into this cramped bomb aimer‘s position at the start of the operation, he and his fellow crew members already knew
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they would face extra dangers. because their attack on the sorpe dam would require completely different tactics. my concentration was on the bomb site and the target. and my object was to get our bombs as close as i could to the target, and that was it. for the past three years, johnny has been piecing together that night with the help of a bristol film—maker. for weeks, we had been practising for this operation and now this was it. the sorpe was very different from the mohne and the eder. their line of attack was along the top of the dam. 0n the night they had to work it out once they'd got there. i reckon it took us ten runs to attack the sorpe. because we didn‘t get it right, it wasn‘t exactly right, go on a dummy run, go round again.
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johnnyjohnson hopes his film will draw fresh audiences into the story of the dambusters and of the 52 crew members who didn‘t come home. really hit the people on the squadron. were you heroes? no, that‘s a word i object to. we were aircrew with a job to do. it‘sjust a question of being the lucky one. just coming up to 4pm. right, well, the rest of the world is doing it, so we are going to do it. yanny or laurel? an audio clip that‘s been shared tens of thousands of times on social media has people arguing over what they can actually hear in it. some people hear yanny. some people hear laurel. here it is. yanny/ laurel.
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ican i can only hear laurel, but lots of people have been tweaking to say they can only hear yanny. tallis what you think. let us now and get the weather with louise lear. and much fresher feel out there today but we have since in sunshine, the best has been to the north and west. for most of us, it has been a cloudy grey afternoon because of a weather front trailing its way south and east across the uk. you conceive a clearer skies through scotland, northern ireland and england. those clearer skies have continued overnight. a chilly night to come here. we keep the cloud further south, not quite as cold, but it
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will drift away and we will start to slowly see an approved man. first thing on thursday, could be a chilly start. some light grass frost, believe it or not. but on thursday still a bit of breeze running down the north sea coast from which the drive—in some more clout and a fresher feel. those were shot from the west will see more sunshine. dry weather in the story, highs of 14 to 18 degrees. hello, you‘re watching afternoon live — i‘m ben brown. today at 4. rail services on the troubled east coast main line are to be brought back under public control, after suffering heavy losses. i will terminate virgin trains east
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coast contract on the 24th ofjune 2018. i plan to use the period operator of last resort control to shape the new partnership. north korea threatens to pull out of next month‘s summit with president trump if the us insists it give up its nuclear weapons. a rotten corporate culture — mps deliver withering criticism of the collapsed construction firm carillion. coming up on afternoon live all the sport with hugh, and we now know who england will be taking to the world cup. indeed, and great news for liverpool full—back are drilled. at the age of just might team he gets his first england call—up might in time and also will be on the plane to russia pulled up dashed trent alexander arnold. and louise has got the weather news.
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how is it that the gap to the royal wedding —— a bit on the chilly side over the next couple of days. this isa over the next couple of days. this is a picture of windsor castle behind me but it could be a sign of what is to come, settled and sunny with potential highs of 21 degrees. also coming up. remembering the brave 75 years on — world war two‘s dambusters are commemorated — we find out more on news nationwide after four thirty. hello everyone — this is afternoon live. one of britain‘s biggest rail lines is to be brought back under public control, for the third time in a decade. the east coast main line between london and edinburgh had been run by virgin trains east coast and stagecoach — but they made heavy losses and have been
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stripped of their franchise. the new railway will be a public—private partnership, renamed london and north eastern railway — and there will be no changes to train services or timetables. here‘s simonjones. it‘s the end of the line for virgin trains east coast. services will now be brought back under public control. we will terminate virgin trains east coast contract on the 24th ofjune 2018. i plan to use a period of operator of last resort control to shape the new partnership. so on the same day we will start with the launch of the new long—term brand for the east coast mainline through the re—creation of one of britain‘s iconic rail brands, the london north eastern railway, the lner. the london to edinburgh line has been run by a joint—venture between stagecoach which holds 90% of the group and virgin, since 2015.
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they paid a lot of money to run the service until 2023. but the government says the company has got the numbers wrong and have lost almost £200 million. it‘s the third time in just over a decade that it has been forced forced to call a halt to the east coast franchise. gner were stripped of the route in 2007 after its parent company suffered financial difficulties. national express withdrew in 2009 leaving the department of transport to take over. labour are pointing the finger at the transport secretary. the announcement today is yet another monumental misjudgement to add to a growing list of miscalculations by this secretary of state. members across this house can be in no doubt the bailout culture at the department of transport is alive and well. stagecoach said it was surprised and disappointed after failing to negotiate a new deal. the website for its successor, london and north eastern railway, is already up and running, it aims to reassure passengers that
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theirjourneys will not affected. the government believes longer term the way forward is a partnership between public and private sectors. many want to know after so many failures is who can make a success of this line both financially and for travellers. simon jones, bbc news. earlier, i spoke to former labour transport secretary, lord adonis, who backed the intervention. the two companies, virgin and stagecoach, massively over bid for the contract, could not make their numbers, and rather than pay £2 billion worth of payments they were due to make to the taxpayer over the last three years of the contract, from 2020 to 2023, they announced they wanted to leave early. then the big question which faced the government was as follows, were they going to allow virgin and stagecoach to have a new contract without the requirements to make these big payments, or were they going to set up a state company? early indications were that the government would allow
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virgin and stagecoach off the hook. i and others strongly objected to that. not on ideological grounds, i think we should have the best of the private and public sector running our railways. it would be the wrong thing to do. it would be rewarding virgin and stagecoach for failure when what we should be doing is encouraging companies to deliver, according to the contract. i am glad to say the government now appears to have agreed with that assessment and set up a state company. you think chris grayling has done the right thing? definitely, because the alternative was to bailout virgin and stagecoach, not only going to short—change taxpayers in respect of this franchise but would have been a massive incentive to other railway companies to walk away from their contract which rightly would not have been worth the paper they were written on. holding them to their contract and saying a state company would be set up if they don‘t observe the contracts, is important.
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i set up a state company ten years ago when this last happened, and it was a mistake not to continue with that company, it was very popular with passengers and had a good record with its staff, but sometimes we get things right second time round. aslef, mick whelan general secretary says this is what we have said all along that britain‘s railways should be run as a public service, not for private profit, because the private companies can‘t do it. saying that virgin and stagecoach have reversed alchemy by turning gold into base metal. what do you think of the broader political lessons of this? i think there should be a level playing field between the private and the public sector. i don‘t take an ideological position that either of them are better. the big mistake of railway policy in the last 30 years is that successive conservative governments
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have taken that ideological position. they have said only private companies are allowed to operate. the east coast public company i set up ten years ago was a huge success. what should have happened was to allow that company to bid for other contracts. if that had happened we would have had a mixed economy running our railways and i think we would be the better off for it. we have an opportunity to get it right now. chris grayling has unfortunately made it clear he sees this just as a temporary step. the next big battle will forget the state company if it is a success, as i hope it will be, to get it the right to bid for other contracts, and then we could have perfectly sensible transport policy. just some news coming in about facebook. we‘re hearing that mark zuckerberg is going to appear in person to answer questions at the european parliament according to the
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speaker of the parliament and that will happen as early as next week. this of course follows allegations of improper use of data for tens of millions of facebook users by cambridge and let mark zuckerberg had said facebook have been working ha rd to had said facebook have been working hard to improve security and transparency but questions that he is going to answer in person we hear as early as next week on that which of user data. mark zuckerberg appearing at the european parliament next week. north korea has threatened to cancel next month‘s summit with president trump if washington continues to insist it give up its nuclear weapons unilaterally. earlier, it pulled out of this week‘s talks with south korea in protest at the resumption ofjoint military exercises with the us. paul adams has the latest. after weeks of positive signs, a hint on north korean television that all is not necessarily well. the announcer condemning planned
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military exercises in south korea as a provocation and warning that washington will have to think carefully about the fate of next month‘s planned summit. south korea‘s military exercises with us forces have long been a source of tension with the north. but this is notjust about military exercises. a north korean statement accuses american officials of unbridled remarks, provoking the other side. these include references to complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearisation and the abandonment of nuclear weapons first, with compensation only coming afterwards. this, it says, is not an expression of intention to address the issue through dialogue. the statement objects to the suggestion that north korea should follow the example of the libyan leader, muammar gaddafi, who voluntarily gave up his nuclear weapons 15 years ago. and it singles out donald trump‘s most hawkish
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advisor. i think we are looking at the libya model of 2003, 2004 and also looking at what north korea itself has committed to previously. so is next month‘s summit in jeopardy? fresh from securing the release of three americans held in the north, donald trump has high expectations. my proudest achievement will be, this is a part of it, but it will be when we denuclearise that entire peninsula. american officials seem to be taking the latest setback in their stride. we are operating under the idea and the notion that the president‘s meeting is going forward with chairman kim next month. last year, kim jong—un had other ways of getting washington‘s attention. perhaps, experts say, we shouldn‘t be too worried. if north korea wanted to cancel the summit for good, they wouldn‘t have issued this statement warning the united states not to pressure
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north korea any more. they would have tested a missile. if last month‘s north—south meeting suggested any of this would be easy, that notion has now been dispelled. bringing peace to the korean peninsula is still a huge task and will take more than two dramatic summits to achieve. paul adams, bbc news. and we will beat discussing this in a few minutes with the former british ambassador to north korea. that is coming up in a few minutes. labour is promising to close two immigration detention centres, if it comes to power. it says the centres — at yarl‘s wood in bedford and brook house near gatwick airport — would be shut and the money saved would be spent on supporting those affected by modern slavery, trafficking and domestic abuse. 0ur assistant political editor norman smith has this update from westminster.
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labour today announced a series of new policies in response to the windrush scandal and the announcement yesterday by the new home secretary that 63 windrush individuals have in fact been deported. labour now suggesting that they would close down two of the immigration detention centres, the main ones, and also suggesting that they would ban private sector companies from running other immigration detention centres. i‘m joined by the shadow home secretary diane abbott. my thinking is after windrush we want to have a new conversation on immigration, specifically on giles would, i'd visited it recently and conditions remain appalling and i think the answer is to close it down if necessary and introduce registration and reporting requirements for some of the people held in there. on the
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hostile environment, we want to reverse some of the legislation which made it possible to do things like deprived windrush generation people of the health care and so on. we think that windrush as shone a light on some of the things in immigration system which are wrong and counter— productive and inexcusable. and flies aid to private companies, you cannot bid to run detention and immigration centres ? run detention and immigration centres? because the record that most of them had has been appalling. if you are private sector company you want to drive down wages and conditions and what we're seeing is people working in these centres, notably brockhaus, who were not matching up to the standards the public would expect. but why just the detention centres because of course there are others, is it simply because of the conditions in these centres? the conditions in the individual centres. panorama had a
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big exposer of what went on in brockhaus and i have visited yarl's wood myself and i know the conditions are unacceptable. what do you say to those who would argue that this is labour demonstrating it is soft on immigration and ending in definite immigration detention and closing down detention centres, banning a role for the private sector. what we have found throughout the windrush scandal is the british public want and immigration system that is fair. we think that the current system is inefficient and unfair and we want to move to a better system which may even save money. to move to a better system which may even save money. diane abbott, thank you very much. and we heard from david lammy who has been involved in much of the windrush controversy this morning calling for a public enquiry into the deportation of these 63 windrush citizens. you‘re watching afternoon live, these are our headlines. rail services on the troubled east coast main line are to be
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brought back under public control, after suffering heavy losses. north korea says it‘ll cancel its summit with donald trump if washington continues to pressure the country to give up its nuclear weapons. mps have accused executives of the construction giant carillion of creating a ‘rotten corporate culture‘ which led to the company‘s collapse and left thousands of people jobless. and in sport gareth southgate has named his 23 man squad for the world cup in russia this summer. liverpool defender trent alexander arnold is amongst those included alongside rueben loftus—cheek. ray wilson of the england 1956 world cup winning tea m the england 1956 world cup winning team has died. he spent most of his career with huddersfield town. and simon yates has extended his lead in
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the gerald italia are winning the 11th stage was up the pinkjersey wearer finished two seconds ahead of second placed rivals. more on the story is just after half past. with just three days to go until the royal wedding — kensington palace has announced that princess charlotte will be among six bridesmaids at the marriage of her uncle prince harry and meghan markle on saturday. prince george will be one of four page boys. there‘s still no official word on whether meghan‘s father, thomas, will attend the wedding and walk his daughter down the aisle. 0ur correspondent angus crawford is in windsor. any exclusive information on whether thomas markle will make it to the uk, isuppose thomas markle will make it to the uk, i suppose it is looking increasingly unlikely. not exclusive
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i‘m afraid because hard fact are difficult to find. what we believe is happening is that this morning us time, pacific time, thomas markle will undergo some kind of cardiac procedure. we believe that he had a heart attack some days ago and his doctors advised that he should have this procedure today. one must assume that each is in hospital today and if that is correct is unlikely that he is going to manage to make it to the chapel here at saint georges by midday on saturday. so the question is who will walk meghan markle down the aisle. the obvious conclusion seems to be it is likely to be her mother and that is not completely unprecedented for royal marriages were we know queen victoria walks two of her daughters down the aisle in the 19th century. so the short answer is no exquisite
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information, we‘re still waiting to hear from particularly the website which it appears thomas markle has chosen to talk to, tmz in the us. so watch this space, we will hear more later as the us pacific side begins to wa ke later as the us pacific side begins to wake up in a few hours. and what about preparations, three days to 90, about preparations, three days to go, either of these preparations in winter? —— winter. go, either of these preparations in winter? -- winter. a hive of activity, armed police around with sniffer dogs and on the approach to the castle barriers which can be pulled across the road. and people selling souvenirs locally, someone just down the road selling home—made mugs for the royal wedding and painters and decorators have been out sprucing up some of the shop fronts. supplies coming and going into the castle. clearly still days to go and we always have hitches
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before any winnings are clearly they wa nt to before any winnings are clearly they want to make sure that does not happen and clearly lots of media interest. interview as many people as possible, often in a line to queue up to it people. so huge excitement building, preparations so far going to plan. thank you for that. mps have published a damning report into the collapse of the construction and services company carillion. two committees — for work and pensions, and business — said senior executives had presided over a "rotten corporate culture," and they accused them of "stuffing their mouths with gold". thousands of people lost theirjobs when the company went bust injanuary. members of carillion‘s board have rejected the report‘s findings. simon gompertz reports. birmingham‘s new super hospital, construction at a standstill. this is the continuing blight from carillion, which today‘s report says was brought down by recklessness and
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greed and was a giant time bomb. the longer the midland metropolitan hospital lies abandoned, the more the weather gets in, the higher the cost of restarting. the opening could be delayed three years. it was heartbreaking, i had to tell the guys they had to go home that day. and i didn‘t know when they were going to come back to work. james, an ex—paratrooper, never dealt with anything like this. he was a subcontractor working on the hospital and lost £200,000 to carillion. it is upsetting to think this actually goes on and is probably still going on in other companies, which will make us very wary and will make other companies very wary of working for bigger companies in the future. which is very sad, to be in an industry where this sort of thing can go on. blamed by mp5 for what happened to james and others, richard howson, the chief executive with a strategy described as doomed to fail. finance director, richard adam, called the architect of
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aggressive accounting policies — an accusation he rejects. and chairman philip green, said to be "delusional". which he says is inaccurate. the directors of carillion were lining their own pockets, they had more concern for their own pay, bonuses and dividend pay—outs than they did for running the company in a way that would generate jobs and investment and growth. so what turned carillion into a time bomb which put the building of a hospital in danger? the mp5 homed in on what they called aggressive accounting. accounting for revenue from work which hasn‘t been agreed upon. they said the approach was intended to deceive. and it was unsustainable. the report is also scathing about carillion‘s auditors, including kpmg, branded as complicit after being paid millions over the years to sign off the accounts. a charge the firm rejects. amid the wreckage, a city is left deprived for years of its
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state—of—the—art hospital. to stop this happening again, the report calls for tougher regulation of big companies and a break—up of the big four auditing firms, which the mp5 call "a cosy club". simon gompertz, bbc news, birmingham. there‘s been heavy criticism of the body which regulates midwives, following its response to deaths at a maternity unit in cumbria. a review has found the nursing and midwifery council failed to take bereaved families seriously, and took too long to consider disciplinary cases. 11 babies and a mother died at furness general hospital in barrow between 2004 and 2013. the report says some of the deaths may have been avoidable. here‘s our health correspondent dominic hughes. mistakes by midwives cost carl hendrickson the lives of his wife nittaya and newborn son chester. they were among 12 deaths
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in the maternity unit at furness general hospital between 2004 and 2013. but when carl turned to the organisation that is meant to regulate midwives, the nursing and midwifery council, he was let down again. well, i was devastated when my wife and son died, so i needed help. i needed to find out the truth. and the nmc at no stage offered any help. never contacted me. there was certainly no empathy or compassion. they were just a disgrace, they were almost not human. today‘s report describes the handling of disciplinary cases by the nmc as frequently being incompetent. it took eight years from concerns first being raised to the completion of all cases. the organisation lost records and failed to investigate allegations and the treatment of bereaved families, people like carl, was also seriously criticised. these families had lost either babies or in one case mother and baby, they were going through a terrible personal tragedy, they needed to be treated with compassion but most importantly, their evidence needed to be treated with respect.
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it was the lethal mix of failures in care here at furness general hospital that has led to today‘s report. but the nursing and midwifery council is only the latest in a long series of organisations associated with the health service to have let down those families who found themselves caught up in the tragic and scandalous events that have unfolded here. the nmc‘s chief executive, jackie smith, has already announced she will resign. and in a statement acknowledged that how the cases where approached, in particular the communication with families, was unacceptable, for which she apologised. the statement went on that since 2014, significant changes have been made to improve how the nmc works and it is now a very different organisation. but public trust in the regulator that oversees the work of midwives and especially amongst the families caught up in the terrible events at furness general, has been badly damaged. more now on news that
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north korea has threatened to cancel next month‘s summit with president trump if washington continues to insist it give up its nuclear weapons unilaterally. earlier, it pulled out of this week‘s talks with south korea in protest at the resumption ofjoint military exercises with the us. with me isjohn everard, who is a former british ambassador to north korea. can you read the minds of the north koreans, what are they up to now because it seems they were very keen on this summit and demutualisation and suddenly they‘re playing ha rd ball and suddenly they‘re playing hardball again. i can't read their minds but we have to note that in the past north korea has played a diplomatic trick of loading the negotiating table full of goodies,
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getting their partners slobbering in anticipation at all the things on offer and almost at the last minute pulling away the tablecloth and saying you cannot have these things u nless saying you cannot have these things unless you give us quite extortionate demands which we now articulate. it very much looks as if they have done that yet again. because it looked like donald trump was on the verge of something of a coup, getting denuclearisation of the korean peninsula, establishing himself as a man of peace. yes, his ego and political capital are heavily invested in this summit. the north koreans know that, they note that he will not want the process to fall apart and they will play that to their advantage of the u think then this is a game by north korea, or do they actually want to hold a summitand one or do they actually want to hold a summit and one that will succeed. it is not that they‘re trying humiliate him, but they used the threat of humiliation to extract more confessions. they had set an object, ido
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confessions. they had set an object, i do not think there are that concerned about whether they get them through presummit concessions or go to the summit itself. so what is the ideal deal but they want, what are they looking for? firstly a peace treaty, to end the korean war because at the moment it is just an armistice. they look forward to dramatic recognition of north korea from the us, probably a us embassy in pyongyang. a beam of the modern united states to drop what they call its hostile policy towards north korea and the keep changing their minds on what that means but at a minimum it means removing any possible us military threat to north korea and probably the us starting criticism of the north korean ma nifesto criticism of the north korean manifesto —— manifest human rights abuses. in return for that you think that there are —— they‘re prepared to give up their nuclear weapons? perhaps not even kim jong—un to give up their nuclear weapons? perhaps not even kimjong—un knows that yet. is your hunch that the
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summit will go ahead as scheduled?” think it is very much in the balance and there has to be real doubt that it will go ahead after the announcement today. good to talk to you. thank you for coming in. modern life can make it difficult to get a proper night‘s sleep — but disruption to the body‘s internal clock could be linked to an increased risk of mood disorders. researchers have urged people to become more attuned to the body‘s natural rhythm — and to resist reaching for the mobile phone at night. here‘s our science correspondent, james gallagher. inside every one of us is a biological clock keeping time. it drives huge changes in the way our body works. it is why you want to sleep at night and be active during the day. moods, strength, hormone levels, body temperature, metabolism and even the risk of a heart attack all fluctuate in a daily rhythm. but we are getting very good at disrupting our body clocks.
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how many of us are guilty of being up late at night checking our phones? thers‘s always something else to tweet, an article to read, another message to send. we know that messing with our body clocks is bad for our health. ask someone how they feel after a night shift or when they are jet lagged. but now there are concerns it could also be bad for our mental health. the study looked at 91,000 people, it showed that those with disrupted body clocks were more likely to have depression and bipolar disorder, and they were more lonely and less happy. i think the big concern is these devices that people use during the night time have blue light exposure which can affect your sleep rhythm. that needs more research but i think people should be vigilant and i think a good general piece of advice would be for people to turn off their mobile phones in the evening and not look at them until the morning. but for many of us it seems that
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finding time to get enough sleep is a challenge. stressed and just can‘t sleep early. i think your body becomes acclimatised, like having a child for the first time, you get no sleep and you get used to having no sleep. i stay up too late, i watch box sets, and can‘t stop watching the next episode. this study on our bodies‘ time piece is not perfect, it cannot say for certain that disrupting our natural sleeping pattern is damaging our mental health. but the findings do add to a growing recognition of the importance of the body clock on both our health and well—being. james gallagher, bbc news. i wonder if harry and megan have had sleepless nights worrying about the weather. that is probably a the last of their
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worries! how many tentative links canifind worries! how many tentative links can i find about royal weddings? the queen and prince philip‘s wedding was a record breaker, they got married on the 20th of november but it is the warmest 20th of november on record. it was 14 degrees in london. lots of street parties, picnics, it is notjust about the weather in windsor, everybody wants some decent weather right across the uk through the weekend. i will be everybody‘s favourite. fall of those street parties you once and i sunshine. and plenty of it. it does look as though it will be sunnier than we first thought. so for the royal wedding itself, it will be a chilly start for those of
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you thinking of camping out on the streets first thing of the morning but once the sunshine gets to work, we could see 20 or 21 degrees. more on all of that in just a moment. for the afternoon, this is what we have seen, a lot of cloud and shower real brea ks seen, a lot of cloud and shower real breaks down into the south—west, further north, beautiful blue sky and sunshine as well. so for some, this has been the story, not particularly pleasant afternoon, quite breezy as well making it feel on the chilly side. i complete contrast, further north in scotland we have had some lovely weather. beautiful sunshine here. it is worth bearing in mind through the night to night with those clear skies, those temperatures likely to fall away, and the reason is that the front that brought the cloud and the showery rain has drifted away but it has allowed the blue turns to push down on a northerly breeze. noticeable breeze through the day today which has taken the feel of things. through the night tonight from those clear skies could see
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temperatures in scotland, northern ireland, northern england, in rural parts known a touch of frost. a chilly start to a thursday morning but not much of a way of whether to talk about. lots of sunshine to look forward to. the north—easterly breeze always running the risk of a cooler feel on exposed east coasts, maybe a bit of cloutier butthead further inland, a bit sheltered, some sunshine, 17 or 18 degrees not out of the question. subtle differences for friday, later breeze, temperatures will respond, a little bit more in the way of cloud up little bit more in the way of cloud up to the north—west, some shower real breaks to the northern and western isles, because the high pressure still stays with us and it is kind of blocking hi, preventing weather fronts from moving is kind of blocking hi, preventing weatherfronts from moving into is kind of blocking hi, preventing weather fronts from moving into the atlantic. that is what we want. those fronts are toppling across the top, potentially bringing a little more in the way of cloud and rain but it does mean for saturday it looks quite promising. it looks relatively dry, settled and fingers crossed sunny. all the time we could see a little more clout and they
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freshening breeze out to the north—west, an indication of what is to come on sunday. if you have outdoor plans, don‘t forget it is the fa cup final as well and also the fa cup final as well and also the scottish fa cup final. it looks as though here will be dry u nsettled. as though here will be dry unsettled. then to sunday, could see some rain into the north and west, scotla nd some rain into the north and west, scotland and northern ireland could see a change, but for most of us, the dry weather is here to stay, even into next week. this is bbc news — our latest headlines. rail services on the troubled east coast train line are set to return to public hands after recording heavy financial losses. north korea is threatening to cancel the much—anticipated summit with president trump if washington continues to insist it give up its nuclear weapons unilaterally. the government says it‘ll fully fund the removal of dangerous cladding from 200 tower blocks which failed safety tests carried out after the fatal grenfell tower fire. the work is expected to cost £400 million. all the latest sports news now with
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you. gareth southgate has named his squad for russia, is it a score that will win the world cup for england? ifi will win the world cup for england? if i knew that, i would be straight down to the bookmakers. it is a useful squad, so maybe not, but you never know. they say you can never win things with kids, and look what that did years ago for manchester united‘s class of 92. gareth southgate‘s first squad for a major tournament has been unveiled. the players look like this. a really defensive looking team. trent alexander arnold of liverpool, as well as manchester city‘s fabian delph and gary cahill of chelsea... the midfield sees chelsea‘s ruben loftus—cheek named after a season on loan at crystal palace and harry kane leads the line in the forwards with arsenal‘s danny welbeck named... let‘s speak to our sports
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correspondent david 0rnstein outside wembley. it will be a fantastic day for a couple of those jungo wembley. it will be a fantastic day for a couple of thosejungo players receiving that call. trent alexander—arnold, 19 years old, he has shot to prominence with liverpool this season, helping them reach the champions league final, impressing them at right full—back, especially in the quarterfinal against manchester city, and then against manchester city, and then against as roma. he hasn't featured in any england squads until now although he did train with the squad la st although he did train with the squad last time round. he seems to be an old head on young shoulders. gareth southgate said he has owned his place on form. he says they deserve to be there on merit. ruben loftus—cheek has been on loan at crystal palace the season from chelsea and has really impressed. 22 years old, you may remember the inland friendly against germany when ruben loftus—cheek was named man of
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the match. after that he did suffer from an injury but he has come back to formulate in the season and in his place and that of alex 0xlade—chamberlain, who has been ruled out through injury, which gareth southgate was saying was a devastating blow to him personally and the team. in goal, nick pope from burnley has been given the nod as the third choice. he has impressed in the premier league, helping burnley into europe this season, and fabian delph, a versatile players. he has never played the gareth southgate though he has been included in a number of squads. i will point you to the stand— by players, tom squads. i will point you to the stand—by players, tom heaton and james tarkowski of burnley, lewis cook and adam lallana of liverpool, a shock omission from the squad. 0n monday, england meet up for the world cup at their training base at st george 's part. 0n world cup at their training base at st george 's part. on tuesday, the media have access to them and they
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leave the rush of the 12th ofjune. their first match is on monday 18th ofjune against their first match is on monday 18th of june against tunisia their first match is on monday 18th ofjune against tunisia before matches against panama and belgium. david at wembley, thank you. plenty of those players have been given their reactions to being called up on social media today, firstly trent alexander—arnold. saying he‘s dreamt of going to to the tournament since he was a kid. his united team—mate ashley young saying this picture of him as a youngster may well have been a prediction. dele alli is also in a england kit a few years back playing for the national side‘s youth team... he‘s called it a dream come true and kyle walker will be on the plane too, despite missing the call from the manager.. eventually it was good news for him... there is sad news for english football today though. it‘s been announced ray wilson, a member of england‘s 1966
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world cup—winning sqaud has died at the age of 83... at 31, the left—back was the oldest player in sir alf ramsey‘s starting x! which overcame west germany in the final at wembley. he spent most of his club career with huddersfield town before moving to everton where he won the 1966 fa cup. now on afternoon live — let‘s go nationwide — and see what‘s happening around the country — in our daily visit to the bbc newsrooms around the uk. anne davies is in nottingham where the chief inspector
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of prisons,peter clarke has questioned whether drugs and violence at nottingham jail drove some inmates to take their own lives. and peter levy is in hull, and can tell us more about the 75th anniversary of dambusters‘ raid. first to nottingham... anne, what has the chief inspector said? peter clarke says the jail has repeatedly ignored his recommendations and is calling on the prison service to insure the jail improves. it is fair to say the chief expect is pretty exasperated by what he calls a dramatic decline at the prison. nottingham jail is fundamentally unsafe with high levels of drugs and violence and half of prisoners with mental health needs. now the chief inspector is questioning whether conditions at the jail drove some inmates to suicide and this is what he has said. when you combine the number of people who have taken their own lives with the frankly appalling conditions, danger and prevalence of drugs that we saw at the jail, it would be negligent not to ask that question. there have been eight
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self—inflicted deaths in just two yea rs self—inflicted deaths in just two years and only 14% of cell call bells are answered within the five—minute target. some of the self—inflicted deaths have been linked to these delays. 0ther problems included staff body camera is not working during a two—week inspection in january. is not working during a two—week inspection injanuary. the chief inspector says the current governor should remain, as there have been too many changes at the top in recent yea rs. too many changes at the top in recent years. have we had a response from the prison service to all of this? we have. they published what they have caught a competence of action plan after the chief inspector‘s initial report. it includes better drug testing and working with honourable prisoners. in response to the chief inspector‘s comments that there were enough staff but many were inexperienced andindeed staff but many were inexperienced and indeed passive, the service say they have strengthened management and they are providing external support for staff. regarding those body cams i mentioned, it seems they
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are now working, and the prison service to emphasise that safety is their absolute priority. thank you so much. and, peter in hull... the dambusters, one of the great movies to come out of the second world war. remind anyone who doesn‘t know the story of what happened. 75th anniversary today of the most famous bombing raid, as you hinted, known as the dambusters, 19 langoustine dunn lancaster must set off with 133 aircrew on board. their daring mission to get to germany to bomb the three dams. they were flying as low as 103 feet, intricately planning even where electricity pylons are to avoid them. their mission to get into hitler's industrial heartland. the three dams were bombed with the now famous bombs, the brainchild of british man barnes wallis. they were dropped at a speed of 240 mph at a
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height ofjust dropped at a speed of 240 mph at a height of just 60 dropped at a speed of 240 mph at a height ofjust 60 feet from one of these, the lancaster bomber. their mission was costly. 53 m and alaves -- 53 mission was costly. 53 m and alaves —— 53 airmen lost their lives. that night and the success of it even though many civilians lost their lives on the ground, we must say that, was seen as a pivotal point in world war ii. so what has been happening 75 years on this anniversary? one of the highlights was going to be a flight by the plane but the winds were too high for it to even taxi on the runway. many were disappointed, loads of people turned out to see the lancaster. the raf in its place flew a typhoon from con xp. there are only two remaining airworthy lancaster bombers in the world, they
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said to preserve their airworthiness itjust can't said to preserve their airworthiness it just can't fly in said to preserve their airworthiness itjust can't fly in bad said to preserve their airworthiness it just can't fly in bad weather. at the event today nonetheless, johnny johnson. he is the last surviving british dambuster. i spoke to him a couple of weeks ago, he said after the raid, churchill did not thank bomber command, he was angry about that. he said there was no recognition. he was very passionate. the raids cost a large number of people their lives, 1300 on the ground. many watching when to have been alive at the time but they do know this story, through, as you say, the 1955 film, which coincidentally has been reworked and is having a special screening at the royal albert hall tomorrow night. great stuff, peter lisbie, thank you. and many thanks for and davies in nottingham. two new pages from
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anne frank‘s diary have been published — containing a handful of dirtyjokes and her thoughts on sex. they had been covered with gummed brown paper — apparently to hide her writing from herfamily. the teenage girl spent more than two years in hiding — before being caught by the nazis. tim allman reports. it isa it is a story familiar to so many. for more than two years during the second world war, a jewish family hid inside the cramped attic in amsterdam, desperate to avoid detection and arrest by the nazis. among them, anne frank, fab is the
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most single well—known victim of the holocaust. her diary of that time was published after the war, and has been read all around the world, but now the contents of two new pages have been revealed for the first time. i think the only element perhaps that might be interesting from the point of view of her development as a writer and as a teenager is the fact that she is creating kind of fiction in order to address sensitive topics. they were written in september 1942, and anne cover them up in brown paper. new digital photography techniques were used to decipher what she had written, and that was a handful of risquejokes and written, and that was a handful of risque jokes and her somewhat adolescent deal of sex. the text that has been reviewed today is not very different from other texts. some of the text of the diary that we already know were actually much
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more explicit than the ones we have revealed today. of course anne's story had a tragic ending. the family were betrayed, arrested and sent to a concentration camp. like so many others, she died just a few months before the war in europe crew toa months before the war in europe crew to a close. her diary became her legacy, and that legacy now has a whole new chapter. in a moment, the business news, first, though, a quick look at the latest headlines on afternoon live. rail services on the troubled east coast main line are to be brought back under public control, after suffering heavy losses. north korea says it‘ll cancel its summit with donald trump if washington continues to pressure the country to give up its nuclear weapons. and england have announced their world cup squad for russia 2018 — with liverpool youngster trent alexander—arnold earning a call—up. .here‘s your business
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headlines on afternoon live. a report on the collapse of the contruction giant carillion has called it a story of recklessness, hubris and greed. mps behind the report say carillion‘s directors were to blame and should be disqualified. they also criticised regulators and the government for allowing it to happen — and called for the big four accounting firms to be broken up in light of their actions. after an angry backlash, the bank of england‘s deputy governor has said sorry for describing the uk economy as entering a "menopausal" era. ben broadbent had used the phrase in an interview with the daily telegraph as a metaphor for economies that are "past their peak". later, he said he was sorry for the "poor choice of language" and any "offence caused". deliveroo — the food courier service — says it will make its employees shareholders in the company,
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giving them shares totalling 10 million pounds. but its 15,000 riders — who deliver the food — won‘t be included. the firm say that‘s because they are self—employed. deliveroo is now valued at around one and a half billion pounds and has 2,000 permanent staff. it‘s embroiled in legal action with some of its british riders who want more rights like holiday pay. the oil price is pretty high, will it go higher? that is the golden question. the international energy agency said they are changing their forecast for demand of oil. consumers will find that quite a high price to pay. we have had the nuclear deal with a run having an impact on supply as well. it will be interesting to see in the next few months, some analysts are calling for $100 a barrel, whether that
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happens not, we will have to wait and see. the bad weather has had an impact on the pub operators in this country, explain why that is. by producer amanda put a gin and tonic in the background there see you don‘t feel left out! the bad weather that has put us off going to the pub, we have been drinking, having our tipples indoors instead. that has affected sales. quite a considerable effect. some analysts feel it is a quarterly thing, also because of higher prices as well, we have seen inflation rise quite a bit in the last year and a half. and good weather is on its way. apparently. let‘s hope so for the wedding. paddy power and betfair have had a very good day, share prices risen about 5% because of the merger it has announced with another us company who deals in sports betting. tell us about paddy power betfair.
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now they are announcing a merger, a potential murder —— another potential murder —— another potential merger. another anglo—american marriage. i cannot tell you how important that is for the whole gaming industry. they have been taking a battering particularly in britain because of tighter laws on how much you can spend and more regulation. what this us supreme court ruling means is it is up to the individual states in the us to determine how open they will be to online gaming, sports betting and so on. this is a multibillion—dollar industryjust waiting to be opened up, so this is very big news and this merger will be the first of many in this industry. ben just
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asked how high can the oil price go? i have been saying hundreds of dollars for ages, it will be $100 before the end of december. the saudis wanted, the russians definitely wanted for an obvious reason, they have sanctions, so any time they can flog their oil anywhere in us dollars and the ruble is collapsing, they are making more dollars. great news for them as well and they are tying up with the evil cartel 0pec to make the price at the bar more expensive for the rest of us. has the bard weather put you off going to the pub? absolute nonsense, all the pubs around me, going to the pub? absolute nonsense, allthe pubs around me, and i have gone to quite a few of them, have nice warm fires, the pubs trying to blame the russians again, russian bad weather, it is actually management not getting the product quite right. turnover has been stable, and the sales have been fine. it has been profit margins. they have been blaming the british government as well, saying it is
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welfare payments going down which is the reason people aren't spending in the reason people aren't spending in the pubs as much. i am not really commenced by that argument either. it isjust commenced by that argument either. it is just management commenced by that argument either. it isjust management not getting the product right. we will see if you are right by the end of the summer you are right by the end of the summerfor some you are right by the end of the summer for some analysis. the big question of the day is not about the oil price but whether you should wear leggings to work. the rise of the trend to wear gym wear. the rise of it has meant people have started wearing into work, according to an article in the ft. we have asked people on twitter. this one saying basically when you go to work you need to look smart, leggings don‘t necessarily give off that impression. also we have had some other responses, lee beaumont says in an ideal world we should wear what we feel best in the real world no. someone tweeted in that henry viii wore them, so why not us? fair point. shall we wear leggings next
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time? leggings friday, yes. good idea. shall we do markets? we could have a quick look. in positive territory, the ftse 100. have a quick look. in positive territory, the ftse100. two pub operators, quite considerable falls, perhaps there is more to it than just bad weather. thank you very much. plymouth crew the rest of the world is doing so we are going to do it. yanny or laurel. an audio clip that‘s been shared tens of thousands of times on social media has people arguing over what they can actually hear in it. some people hear yanny. some people hear laurel. here it is. yanny/ laurel.
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i have got to say, i hear laurel, the reason why some people who are one or the other is it is a different infrequency. people whose is emphasise high frequencies here yanny, those who hear lower frequencies here laurel. alex tuttle from manchester says i hear yanny. kevin jeffery from worthing says from manchester says i hear yanny. kevinjeffery from worthing says i hear yanny, and nigel says yanny 100%. so actually everybody on the latest tweets i have seen have said yanny, but i hear laurel, it depends a p pa re ntly yanny, but i hear laurel, it depends apparently on the frequencies you here. we want to hear from somebody called yanny and somebody called laurel to tell us what they think.
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you can try comparing yourselves what you think. let‘s get the latest weather. there is no doubt about what you will hear her name is, it is louise lear. a much fresherfeel out there today. since in sunshine. the best of that has been to the north and west. for most of us a cloudy and grey afternoon because of a weather front trailing south and east across the uk. those clear skies will continue through this evening and overnight. a chilly night to come. we keep the cloud further south, not quite as cold, but it will drift away and we will slowly start to see an improvement. first thing on thursday morning, it could be a chilly start, sunlight grass frost through northern england and northern ireland, but on thursday, still a breeze, north sea
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coast which could give a fresher feel on those exposed coasts. a good deal of dry weather in the story, highs of 14 to 18 degrees. today at 5: the government brings rail services on the east coast main line back under public control. the troubled london to edinburgh route has suffered heavy losses under joint management by virgin and stagecoach. the route has its challenges, but it is not a failing railway. however, as i explained in february, mr speaker, stagecoach and virgin trains got their bid wrong, and they are now paying a price. i think it's a good idea. i think the people who run it in the past have been pretty useless. all everybody really wants is good service, and to pay something you think is the right price for it. we‘ll have the latest on the takeover, and ask why this route has hit the buffers three times in ten years? lilian greenwood, who chairs the transport select committee, will tell us what answers she‘s demanding. the other main stories on bbc news at 5: a corporate culture gone rotten —
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mps deliver withering criticism of the collapsed construction giant carillion.
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